Joran van der Sloot Indicted in US

A federal grand jury has indicted Joran van der Sloot on charges of wire fraud and extortion in connection with a plot to sell details about the location of Natalee Holloway’s remains.

From CNN:

Wednesday’s indictment alleges that van der Sloot exploited “Beth Holloway’s fear that she would never find her daughter’s body or know what happened to her unless she paid him $250,000,” the Alabama U.S. Attorney’s office said.

The Dutchman is accused of making false promises that he would reveal the location of Natalee Holloway’s body if the money was transferred to him.

According to the indictment, Beth Holloway wired $15,000 to a bank account van der Sloot held in the Netherlands, and through an attorney gave him an additional $10,000 in person.

Once he had the initial $25,000, van der Sloot showed the attorney, John Kelly, where Natalee Holloway’s remains allegedly were hidden. It turned out to be false information, the indictment states.

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2 Comments on “Joran van der Sloot Indicted in US”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    I don’t really understand why Beth Holloway and the Attorney handled this in this way to begin with. I think I would have demanded that Joran show them where Natalee was first, THEN agree to pay him. Isn’t Beth “Out” her Money now? And wouldn’t Joran have been brought-down ANYway if Natalee HAD been found?
    Then again, I suppose ending-up with getting him on Fraud and Extortion Charges was worth it. At least he’s got even more racked-up against him besides Murder, and this Double-Hitter should keep him Locked-up until Doomsday.

  2. zelda Says:

    I imagine with little or no sleep for five years and counting, a divorce, and the mental horrors she has, and is going through, would make you do most ANYTHING to catch that creepy dude.
    I would have a difficult time not dogging every move he made for the rest of his or my life if it were me.

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