Van der Sloot indicted in Alabama for extortion


It appears as if Joran van der Sloot has dug himself into a really deep hole. Personally, I hope the scum bag never sees the light of day again. TGO

Refer to brief story below. Source: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Dutchman Joran van der Sloot has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Alabama on charges he tried to extort $250,000 from the mother of a teenager who disappeared during a trip to Aruba.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said van der Sloot was indicted Wednesday in Birmingham on charges of wire fraud and extortion for soliciting money from Beth Holloway in exchange for information on where her daughter, Natalee Holloway, was buried.

Van der Sloot has been a suspect since Natalee Holloway, 18 at the time, disappeared while on a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005.

Van der Sloot is in prison in Peru, charged with murder in the May 30 death of a 21-year-old Lima student he met while playing poker in a casino.

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I am interested in science and philosophy as well as sports - particularly cycling, football and tennis. Also enjoy reading, writing and playing chess.

Posted on June 30, 2010, in General Discussion and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Extortion will be hard for Alabama to prove, since the actions of Joran did not rise to the definition of extortion, at least according to the facts of the case. While his actions might be perceived as reprehensible, they certainly were not criminal, at least according to many knowledgeable Experts.

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