Bahamas Lawmaker Apologizes For Travolta Mistrial
First Published: October 27, 2009 2:53 PM EDT Credit: AP
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas lawmaker who prompted a mistrial in the John Travolta extortion case has publicly apologized to the judge and the people of the island chain.
Picewell Forbes says his announcement of an acquittal while the jury was still deliberating last week were “reckless” and “not true.”
But he isn’t saying where he heard the report that he repeated in a televised speech at a political convention.
Forbes’ attorney Anthony McKinney said Tuesday his client cannot comment further because the matter is still before the court. The judge who declared a mistrial has said she is considering a contempt of court charge against Forbes.
Forbes has a court hearing scheduled on Thursday.
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