Pictures of the two men who allegedly tried to extort $1000 from Kiama MP Gareth Ward have been released.
The New York Post has published the images obtained from CCTV footage supplied to police by the Intercontinental Hotel.
In August, Mr Ward was holidaying in New York when he requested a massage via a website.
Two men came to the door of his hotel room at around 10.30pm.
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One of the men said they were underage and the other began filming the incident, saying it would be posted online if he didn’t pay them $1000.
Mr Ward led them to the foyer of the hotel under the guise of using the ATM to get the money.
However, once there, he ran to the main desk and told them to call the police.
It was then that the two men ran from the hotel.