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Arrests in Canada and Sydney following alleged $10 million extortion attempt of Iraqi politician

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A criminal gang spent months terrorising the Sydney family of a senior Iraqi politician in an attempt to extort up to $10 million from him, police say.

Authorities in NSW and Canada have arrested four people over a series of attacks on the Chester Hill home of Ahmed Al-Asadi’s wife and five children.

Mr Al-Asadi is a dual Iraqi/Australia citizen who is the spokesman for the Fatah Alliance in Iraq.

Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett said the “mastermind” of the scheme was a…



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