Ambulance Driver Charged In Travolta Extortion Case

January 26, 2009 By:
Ambulance Driver Charged In Travolta Extortion Case

Things are not looking good in the John Travolta family extortion case. Ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne was formally charged with conspiracy to extort on Monday.

According to the Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest, Lightbourne was arraigned for trying to extort $25 million from the Travolta family.

Details of the plot have still not been made public. Authorities arrested Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater on charges of abetment to extort and conspiracy to extort. She was released Friday on $40,000 bail.

Bridgewater, who has since resigned, said she plans to fight "untrue and unfair charges."

Police also had detained former tourism minister Obie Wilchcombe, but he "has not been charged," Turnquest said. "He was not arrested; he was questioned on Friday."

In an interview with Us over the weekend, Wilchcombe, a longtime friend of Travolta, denied any criminal involvement and said he was only trying to help the actor and his family. She said, "I did a noble thing."

More details to come….