June 30th, 2010
06:20 PM ET

Joran van der Sloot indicted on fraud, extortion charges

Joran van der Sloot has been indicted in connection with allegations that he tried to extort $250,000 from the mother of Natalee Holloway, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said.

A federal grand jury in Alabama indicted van der Sloot Wednesday on charges of wire fraud and extortion. Van der Sloot was questioned in Holloway's death but never charged. He is also being held in Peru on murder charges in the death of college student Stephany Flores.

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  1. Steven P

    And while the FBI was "watching" him, he killed that poor woman in Peru.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      I'm with you.....they should be embarrassed to indict him now.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Bond

      He will not be indited, the girl was an informant, send by the US to spy on him, and her father is a CIA agent. Moreover the CIA will put a lid on this case and he will be released

      June 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • I know, right?

      I've been thinking that all along. If they would have done this in a timely manner, that girl could still be alive.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Bond

      Teh Girl worked for the FBI, and she had signed off on her life if any thing happened to her. Her Family was handsomly paid off, so stop this innocent cry. Since Halloway disapeared and they have been after the guy.. and will not quit.. so they tryed to set a trap for him. let it go !! he will not go to jail for even one day.. since the evidence will come out, and the CIA will want it all covered up.. and a plea for him to serve time in Aruba.. that is all.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • jacobs

      lol your all on some heavy drugs

      June 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • rmcclain

      In case you have not figured it out, the FBI has no jurisdiction outside the borders of the country. Why do you think he stayed clear of any US controlled areas?! Just like any other criminal who is guilty. They jump the border or stay just outside the reach of the government.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Now that you mention it....How sis that happen with the FBI watching?

      June 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Luke

      Think a little bit, folks! If she worked for FBI, she must be an FBI agent, right? Tell me whether an FBI agent opened the guy's laptop, reading the information from that laptop, lying on the bed and waiting for him to come back to kill her?!? It doesn't make any sense at all! An FBI agent will know countless number of methods to transfer the entire data from the laptop to a portable device in a matter of minutes; and take it away to examine the information. She will never stay there to read it and waiting for him to kill. For me, the reason for the FBI to go after him is to find good reasons to convict him and bring him to the US; and from there they will get information about Holloway from him.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Bond

      She is not an Agent you dummy, she is an "Informant" and they pay them nothing.. and use them for cash

      June 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Luke

      Hey Bond, you know how to become an FBI informant, don't you? Does your name tell you what quality an informant should have before performing the job?...If an informant didn't need a basic training, a monkey can do a better job than human.

      June 30, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • NashJeff

      There is a "HIT-MAN" right next to Joran!!! Come on Beth make the phone call and lets get rid of this freak !!!!

      June 30, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Machioveli

      James Bond get real...there are alot of things on the CIA agenda, Van der Slum is not one of them. Talking about CIA involvement shows you don't know what you are talking about so stop posting

      June 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Bond

      I hate nothing more then idiots.. i never said she worked for the CIA, I said her DAD did.. he got het the job and he was being paid.. so wake up and stop smoking crack. You will see how this case goes.. and you will be surprised how it ends... i am just here to remind you in due time. Don't say

      July 2, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Bond

      I posted 2 other replies with evidence theat the CNN modirator has refused to put on this page... go find out why.. some of it has to do with the news orginization that sponsered the hunt and tracking for Van Der Sloot, on the agreement that they would get exclusive rights.. the so called lady who runs the show was obsesed and promised Halloways family to persue him at any cost ... and they reqruited the girl from Lima.. and that is why they are trying to find out now who I am and how I got my hands on this detailed information... talk about FREE speach !! and freedom on information !! we only use those terms when they suit us.. we are such hipocrits.. when it comes to other people rights and life value.. we killed that girl by sacrificing he to get van der sloot !!

      July 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daisy

      If the FBI and or CIA were involved and 'watching' and had set this (Ms. Flores) up as a trap, it would not have taken 2-3 days to realize she was no longer alive. That theory is ridiculous.

      July 7, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
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    June 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    It's unlikey he will ever be brought to the US to face the charges... Its unlikely he will survive prison life in Peru... I bet the prisoners there can't wait for his arrival...

    June 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • B.Smith

      I agree Frank, it`s very likely someone will take him out if they get the chance. I only worry that he may swing a deal and get sent back to the Netherlands where he`ll get a BIG hug and a glass of warm milk and cookies. I could`nt believe the Dutch representative. He made the Dutch sound like fools. He needs to do his time in Peru.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RB

    who cares.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky

      You'd care if it was your daughter he beat and smashed to death. No society needs a person like him, so just like Jeffrey Dahmer, hopefully he'll find justice in that Peruvian prison, since in the U.S. appeals can go on for decades.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yippy Ki A

      Only the normal, intelligent people. You don't qualify.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky61

      I care, I hope he rots in jail and maybe hell too. He can be with his daddy again.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • margy

      I CARE! and any normal person cares also, especially the victims families!

      June 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dillhole

    That guy better be on suicide watch. His whole world is upside down and rightfully so. Time to pay the piper...

    June 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Osusanna!

      Give him extra-long shoe strings, plenty of sheets, and several very sharp old-fashioned shaving razors with removable blades.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky61

      My question is why put somebody on suicide watch, now I don't care if he offs himself, he will just go to hell quicker.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • margy

      Suicide watch, I suppose they could turn the other way and forget to watch!

      June 30, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. marlon

    every dog has its day

    June 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pdikeman

    Dead Man Walking.........

    June 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. manh

    van der sloo0o0o0o0o00o0t. lol. I suspect this indictment is symbolical. He will be spending the rest of his life in jail in peru. They only did this because its high profile

    June 30, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChiGirl21

      You do realize that Peru has no death penalty, he faces 15-25 years and he is 24 years old?

      June 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky61

      I don't think most people believe he will last very long, I know I don't.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blake

    I've got a wierd feeling that this guy will be let free again. I prey he does not but i fear that he will.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mike

    To "james bond" dude you are whacked. Lmao

    June 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Bond

      Why do you think her father did not care that she was dead.." as long as she exposed the Halloway case and brought justice to it " !! what father thinks his daughters life is not worth it.. as long as she did the job she was out to perform. Check out her Fathers ties with the CIA and then speak out.. stop your ignorance and arrogance.

      June 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      Yeah, for real, where does he get his info, probably one of Joran low life friends or something

      June 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      FYI: I was talking about James Bond

      June 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jackal

    @ ME, Why do you even post your ridiculous none thought?

    June 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Aaron

    Didn't the FBI give the guy the $25,000 that he used to go to Peru, then purportedly murder the other girl? Van der Sloot is not the only one who should be indicted by the US.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    Rot in hell Joran

    June 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Breezes

    Talk about closing the barn door after the horses all ran out... geez.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
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