A Bahamian judge has declared a mistrial in the case of two people accused of trying to extort $25 million from John Travolta, citing suspected jury misconduct.

The surprising development took place after a local politician said in a speech played on radio and TV that former Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater was acquitted.

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Extortion isn't the kind of crime you generally associate with a smoking gun, but it looks like secret police videos may have nailed the alleged extortionists in the John Travolta case as they haggled over how much to bilk the star for.

Tarino Lightbourne and Pleasant Bridgewater were allegedly overheard demanding John Travolta's lawyers pay millions in return for them not making public a document related to the treatment of his son Jett, who passed away in January.

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John Travolta calmly described in Bahamian court today how he helped a nanny perform CPR on his 16-year-old son Jett, whose death in January was not only tragic, but sparked an alleged $25 million extortion plot against the actor.

"Jeff [Kathrein], the other nanny, was doing compressions. I was doing the breathing," said the actor, whose son was in the bedroom of the family condo.

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One of the first and most heart-wrenching of the year's celebrity deaths was Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

Thanks to the alleged $25 million extortion plot against the Travolta family, the details of the teenager's tragic death will now be rehashed in court.

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The item at the center of the John Travolta extortion case has been revealed as a "refusal to transport" document, RadarOnline and TMZ are reporting.

The document detailed how "John Travolta told EMT workers he wanted to fly his son to Florida rather than drive by ambulance to the hospital... which was 45 minutes away" in the Bahamas, where Jett Travolta, 16, died of a seizure January 2.

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Ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne of the Bahamas - the second suspect in the John Travolta extortion case - was charged Monday with attempting to extort and conspiracy to commit extortion against the actor, according to reports.

Lightbourne, 47, allegedly tried to extort $25 million from John Travolta and his family - for what, we don't know. At his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty.

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Two prominent Bahamian citizens and a paramedic were detained in the Bahamas in an alleged extortion scheme targeting John Travolta following the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett Travolta, earlier this month, according to reports.

Pleasant Bridgewater, an attorney and member of the country's parliament, has been held since Thursday. Ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne was detained on Friday.

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Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston, has died during a family vacation.

The family's attorney, Michael Ossi, confirmed his tragic death late Friday afternoon, telling news outlets that the young man suffered a fatal seizure at the Travolta clan's home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.

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