NASSAU (Bahamas) – A JUDGE in the Bahamas has ordered a retrial in the John Travolta extortion case because of possible juror misconduct.

Judge Anita Allen issued the order on Wednesday after a local politician said in a speech on TV and radio that one of the defendants had been acquitted after the monthlong court case.

Ms Allen did not set a date for a new trial.

An ambulance driver and his lawyer were charged with trying to extort US$25 million (S$35 million) from John Travolta following the death of the actor’s son.

Travolta attorney Michael Ossi said he will cooperate in any way possible and testify again if necessary. — AP

Straits Times

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