Travolta Extortion Case Nears Trial

Prosecution has gathered all necessary evidence
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2009 7:18 AM CDT
Travolta Extortion Case Nears Trial
Former Bahamas Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater, center, is escorted by police officers while leaving a courtroom in Nassau, Bahamas, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Bahamian prosecutors are ready to begin the extortion trial against two people accused of trying to profit from the death of Jett Travolta, E! reports. A former senator and a paramedic are charged with attempting to blackmail the Travoltas into giving up $25 million. They had a "failure to transport" document, apparently trying to suggest the Travoltas failed to take all medical steps for Jett. Arraignment is scheduled for April 28; no word yet on whether John Travolta—named as a witness—will take the stand. (More Jett Travolta stories.)

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