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. JST

    Wasted tax dollars at work... Does the FBI not have better things to do than fabricating evidence to indite someone like Joran? I mean, come on, if they sent him the money he used to go to Peru that's just simple stupidity. Not to mention that he will never come to the US to stand trial. Last time I checked he was a Dutch citizen... So, whenever he gets out of jail in Peru he will go straight back to the Netherlands... Please stop wasting our tax dollars!

    June 30, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dizzyworld

      Yes, I would say that the FBI has better things to do. Like indicting Bush, Cheney, and their gang for lying to everyone and getting us into war with Iraq, amongst numerous other felonies that they committed. As for Joran I hope they keep him around for a long time in that Peruvian prison, and use him for a plaything. The wheels for this US indictment were rolling long before he went to Peru, and keep going forward as a feel good thing for the Holloway's, and as a backup in case he somehow gets off in Peru he can be extradited to the US.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky61

      They need to get our current president while they're at it. Crap he's not even an American.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • bellycat

      It was Natalies moms money. Really sad though.

      July 1, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mike

    I would think that girl who he killed in Aruba, her family would want him to rot in a 3rd world prison. Don't bring him to the U.S.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChiGirl21

      Uh, Mike, i highly doubt Peru considers itself "Third World".

      June 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Osusanna!

      Yeah! Maybe Peru doesn't have any "cruel and unusual punishment" rules. Keep him in a dark, dank cell, and once a day, have a guy twice his size come in and beat him just short of killing him. With a tennis racket. Isn't that what he beat the Peruvian girl with? Don't give him the relief that comes with death, though. Pain, pain, pain. For a LONG time.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. I'm just sayn

    Why would the CIA want to have anything to do with his little scrawny behind, this jerk did it, and daddy is not around to help him out this time, I wonder what all he took to the grave with him. let this issue go and move on.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Camille Kimball

    Because a Peruvian prison can hold him only 35 years, an American court will be waiting to slap another 10 or so years on him. If he survives the 35 years in Peru, he can do another decade in the U.S. This is a brilliant move to keep him from going free for as long as possible. Maybe somewhere in there Aruba can figure out they have a case. Let's hope.

    Camille Kimball
    True Crime

    June 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky61

      my thoughts exactly

      June 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Terrie

    Oh! Now They Indict Him.
    They Moved So Damm Slow ON This Deal, Dead Lice Wouldnt Fall Off Their Asses.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. senca27

    I hope he lives another 50 years in a shoe box with razor blades stuck in his .. well you get the picture..

    June 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Big O

    Just like previously posted HE WILL NOT Survive the jail in peru. Some other inmate will kill him just for the glory. Watch and see.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Angus

    For all you conspiracy theorists; no matter where Joran is kept, his silencing and subsequent disposal of his miserable carcass is a dirty deed done dirt cheap.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Zena Lazarus

    Urine from the ditch (the last three words are his actual surname) is just about what he is.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Debra

    He really needs to meet up with his fellow prisoners! He needs socialization! lol!

    June 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. snappy

    guys they are indicting him incase soemthing goes wrong in the proceedings in Peru , The us can then request extradition and send him away in our own court system . It is a smart move

    June 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky61

      The prisons here are way too good for someone that can beat another person to death. I only want him here when he gets finished with a long sentence in Peru.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ziggy

    That Boy is in some deep doo doo. He might as well just see if he can flush himself down that raggedy toilet of his in Peru.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Blackcurry

    James Bond, I think your brain has been shaken.....not stirred.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John Schipper

    This is absolutely ridiculous. When was he ever in the US to possibly commit a crime. Natalie was in Aruba when she disappeared. That is not the US.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
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