Island Cops Make Arrest in Travolta Extortion Plot
NASSAU, Bahamas — Police in the Bahamas have detained an island lawmaker and a paramedic in an alleged plot to extort money from actor John Travolta.
Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater has been held since Thursday in the case, said Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames.
A second suspect, ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne, was detained on Friday, Dames said. Lightbourne was quoted by several tabloids describing efforts to revive Travolta's 16-year-old son Jett.
Jett died of a seizure earlier this month at a family vacation home on Grand Bahama island.
Bahamas authorities did not provide details about the alleged plot, and attorneys for Travolta did not immediately return calls.
Published at 4:46 PM EST on Jan 23, 2009
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