Bahamas judge denies bail request in Travolta case

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- A judge in the Bahamas has denied a request to lower the bail requirement for an ambulance driver accused of trying to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta following his son's death.

Tarino Lightbourne has been held since Jan. 23 on charges of attempted extortion and conspiracy to extort money from Travolta.

Magistrate Carolita Bethel refused Wednesday to reduce his $50,000 bail requirement.

Former senator Pleasant Bridgewater also has been charged with conspiracy in the alleged plot, but she is free on $50,000 bail.

The pair allegedly demanded money in exchange for suppressing a document related to the treatment of the celebrity's son, who died of a seizure last month at a family vacation home in Grand Bahama.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 39437102 - local8now.com/a?a=39437102
Gray Television, Inc.