John Travolta may testify at Bahamas extortion trial

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- John Travolta is among the potential witnesses at a trial starting tomorrow in the Bahamas.

An ambulance driver and a former Bahamas senator are accused of trying to extort $25 million from the actor after his chronically ill son died. They allegedly demanded money in exchange for not publicizing a document related to 16-year-old Jett Travolta's treatment.

Travolta filed an extortion complaint with Bahamas police in January, days after his son died from a seizure at a family vacation home on Grand Bahama island.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin tomorrow, and Bahamas Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez says Travolta is on a list of people prosecutors could call to testify.

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

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