Joran Van Der Sloot Accused of Extortion in Natalee Holloway Case
Joran Van Der Sloot Has Been Accused of Extortion in Alabama For Demanding $250,000 in Exchange for Information About Natalee Holloway's Whereabouts
A criminal complaint (view the documents) was filed on Thursday June 3 in Birmingham Alabama accusing Joran Van Der Sloot of offering information about the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway's remains in Aruba for $250,000.
It is not known to whom Van Der Sloot offered this deal, but the criminal complaint was filed in Birmingham federal court.
Joran Van Der Sloot is currently in custody in South America after being sought in regards to the death of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez in Peru. Flores was killed five years to the day that Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba. Van Der Sloot was arrested and brought in for questioning twice in regards to her death but prosecutors did not have enough evidence to link him to the case.
No trace of her has been found and van der Sloot remains the main suspect in the case, Ann Angela, spokeswoman for the Aruba prosecutor's office, said Wednesday.
About two years ago a Dutch journalist taped Van Der Sloot saying he was on the beach with Holloway when she collapsed and that he and another friend had dumped her body in to the sea. The tape was dismissed in court however.
Natalee Holloway's mother Beth Twitty has not made a comment at this time.