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Man convicted in John Travolta car theft ordered to pay

The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:29pm (PST)
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Court records show a man who pleaded no contest to stealing John Travolta's vintage 1970 Mercedes-Benz has been ordered to pay the actor $50,000 in restitution.

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    City News Service said police in Santa Monica announced Wednesday that they arrested two men last month on suspicion of taking the car.

    Records show D L Rayford Jr., one of the men arrested, pleaded no contest on Jan. 5 to grand theft auto and was ordered to pay Travolta $50,000 and serve 16 months in jail.

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    The other man, Michael T. Green, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of grand theft auto. He remains jailed without bail.

    The convertible, which Travolta parked for about 10 minutes on a residential street in September, was also recovered.

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