It is being reported that two men were arrested last month by the Ivory Coast cybercrimes unit in connection with an attempt to blackmail Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement for sexually explicit photos he sent them.
The men are said to have created fake profiles on Instagram and LinkedIn pretending to be a white woman named Brianna Dounia. They allegedly corresponded with Clement and a French citizen.
After acquiring explicit material from Clement they proceeded to blackmail Clement for 50,000 Euros, (about $75,000 Canadian dollars) and threatened to release the photos. Clement went public in November with the extortion attempt. He stepped away from some duties, particularly those requiring high level national security clearance.
Clement was eventually ousted from the Conservative caucus, after admitting to a pattern of inappropriate activity online. He has remained low-key as an independent Member of Parliament representing this area, amidst calls for his resignation.
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