Saturday, January 24, 2009

Suspects Detained in Travolta Extortion Plot

Two days after police in the Bahamas announced an investigation into a $20 million extortion plot targeting the grieving John Travolta and Kelly Preston, three people have been hauled in by police.

Officials arrested Senator Pleasant Bridgewater Thursday afternoon in Freeport. Police tell E! News they have some kind of recording of Bridgewater, but did not indicate what she says on tape.

Earlier today, ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne turned himself in, accompanied by his lawyer. Lightbourne had received some attention weeks ago after announcing in the press that he was one of those who futilely attempted to revive 16-year-old Jett Travolta before the young man was pronounced dead on Jan. 2.

Another politician, Obie Wilchcombe, was also taken in to custody today after he refused to voluntarily submit to an interrogation. A member of parliament and former minister of tourism, and a Travolta family friend, Wilchcombe emerged as an unofficial spokesman for the mourning clan in the wake of Jett's death.

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