Joran Van Der Sloot Received 25K From FBI: Did It Help Him Escape
The FBI Gave Joran Van Der Sloot $25,000 In Undercover Investigation to Extort Money From Natalee Holloway's Mother
An undercover agent paid Joran Van Der Sloot $10,000 in cash and then another $15,000 was wired to a Dutch bank account after Van Der Sloot tried to extort money from Natalee Holloway's mother. He contacted her saying he would provide information about the whereabouts of Holloway's body in exchange for the payout.
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This meeting occurred in May, but many are wondering why Van Der Sloot was not arrested at that point, when the FBI had evidence of extortion. They stated that they did not arrest him at that time because they were building a case against him for the murder of Natalee Holloway.
It was during this time however that Van Der Sloot left Aruba and travelled to South America. He is now in jail for killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru. It is not known if he specifically used this money to travel to Colombia and then Peru however.
Stephany Flores' family did not want to comment on the 'what might have been' aspect to this story:
"We really don't have anything to say about it or what could have happened if we knew this information," said brother Enrique Flores, speaking by phone from Peru.
"It won't make any change today. Her mom is praying everyday. We are not having contact with a lot of people. We want to be left alone."
Van Der Sloot did provide some information to the FBI in exchange for this money but it turns out the information was false. He reportedly showed someone known as Beth Holloway's representative a house where he said Natalee was buried, but the house was not even standing in 2005 when the 18-year-old disappeared. Van Der Sloot then admitted he lied.
He could face charges in the death of Stephany Flores as early as Wednesday June 9.