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Two Caught in Travolta Extortion Plot

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Jan 24, 2009 | 6:36am EST

A ray of light in the ongoing Travolta tragedy …

Authorities in the Bahamas have detained an island lawmaker and a paramedic in an alleged plot to extort money from actor John Travolta after the death of his son, The Associated Press reports.

One of the suspects, ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne, was detained on Friday. He was quoted in some tabloids, describing efforts to revive the celebrity's chronically ill son, Jett, who died of a seizure this month at their family vacation home on Grand Bahama.

As well, Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater, an attorney from Grand Bahama, has been held for questioning since Thursday, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames told AP.

Dames said Lightbourne was detained after police issued an alert that he was wanted for attempted extortion, was "considered dangerous and should be approached with caution."

The alleged extortion plot has not been revealed in its entirety, only that the extortionists claimed they would release pictures of Jett, as he lay dying, unless they were paid money. Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston returned home to Florida with the ashes of their 16-year-old son, and Travolta's spokesperson said Friday he has no comment.

Let’s hope justice will be served quickly.

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