Paul Van der Sloot: “Asking the judge to rule officially that he is not a suspect in the case”, Just as Dompig starts from the beginning.


Who does not find the following situation convenient and rather peculiar? Paul Van der Sloot, “asking the judge to rule officially that he is not a suspect in the case”, just as new Deputy Police Chief Dompig starts from the beginning in the investigation of Natalee Holloway. You make the call.

Paul Van der Sloot who was once arrested and held in connection with the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, Natalee Holloway “has petitioned a judge to clear him of suspicion in the case so that he can be rehired by the government.”

Joran’s father, Paul van der Sloot, was arrested June 23 in connection with the case and was released on June 26.

Paul van der Sloot “is asking the judge to rule officially that he is not a suspect in the case,” said Arie Swaen, after coming out of the courthouse in the capital, Oranjestad, Friday.

In an ongoing investigation where Deputy Police Chief Gerold Dompig has made a much more concerted effort to investigate the case of missing teen Natalee Holloway than his predecessor; Paul Van der Sloot looks to the courts to not be a suspect? The courts where many believe that Paul Van der Sloot has many friends and allies. It is impossible to imagine that anyone other than those that are actually investigating the matter of Natalee Holloway would make such a determination. Dompig has stated on many occasions during many interviews that they are basically starting this investigation from the beginning.

As stated last night on Scarborough Country discussing the difference between the two investigations as being like night and day.

Joe Scarborough: I will tell you, the difference between this new investigator and the investigator who is friends with the van der Sloots seems like the difference between night and day. This guy actually seems very aggressive, like he wants to get to the bottom of the story. You and your family have to be somewhat pleased that this investigation is finally, it seems to me, taking on a new life.

Dave Holloway: It is. And I am very pleased with Dompig’s actions. I am just hoping that what he is saying, we can put action behind it and get some resolution. I went today to speak with the public, on public television, and pleaded with the people to please give us any information that might resolve this case, and if that one person could come forward, this case could be resolved today.

Dave Holloway also stated that he was very please with the efforts of Gerold Dompig in a Clarion Ledger article:

With the new Aruban deputy police chief (Gerold Dompig) in place, it’s like starting all over,” Dave Holloway said in a phone interview. “He says he’s going back to the beginning and going forward from there.

With all the new leads, tips and searches that are being done in Aruba and the perception that Gerold Dompig is playing an active role in the Natalee Holloway investigation, it is rather peculiar timing that Paul Van der Sloot looks to the courts to be removed as a an official suspect.

An Aruban judicial official, the father has not gone to work since his arrest, but he has been receiving his salary.

His contract ends Dec. 31, and if his name is not cleared he cannot be rehired, said Swaen.

The judge will render his decision Nov. 11.

If his name is cleared, van der Sloot will file a wrongful arrest suit against the government, Swaen said.

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  • Comments

    23 Responses to “Paul Van der Sloot: “Asking the judge to rule officially that he is not a suspect in the case”, Just as Dompig starts from the beginning.”

    1. 10061906 on October 26th, 2005 4:58 pm

      Ask Paulus under oath, if he has ever been to the Lion’s Den or the mine shafts at Balashi. If not maybe consider him at this time not to be a suspect

    2. Mezcal on October 26th, 2005 5:07 pm

      The ruling judges are not from Aruba. Do you really think a judge in training has that much influence? No news, so fill it up with presumptuous posts? That really helps.

    3. Marci on October 26th, 2005 6:06 pm

      We all know Paulus knows something, and that is putting it mildly. He wants to hurry and get cleared so he can’t be prosecuted in the future. I really hope Deputy Dompig is sincere. What concerns me is; if he is the Deputy, all of his work must go through the Chief, who ever he is. I really believe “Video #8″ was Natalee and I believe the person in the aqua shirt was Prosecutor Janssen. I believe that is why she has stopped communications with the Twitty family.

    4. NYSOM on October 26th, 2005 6:27 pm

      God help us all, I can’t believe the gaul of this family! Sadly the way this case has gone, i’ll be irate but i won’t be surprised.

      What about previous reports that he was not allowed in the Court House Building while his son was a suspect, other than in this kind of capacity (defendent or plaintiff)??

    5. Herb on October 26th, 2005 9:42 pm

      Does the judge now also control the investigation. Sure do not understand their legal system! Guess this may be what is called the “buddy” system.

    6. julie on October 26th, 2005 10:44 pm

      Sounds like a guilty person’s request if you ask me.

    7. abby on October 27th, 2005 2:15 am

      i have been following this all along. The truth was botched at the early investigation. I think paul knows more than he says.

    8. jim rexroat@scattercreek on October 27th, 2005 11:26 am

      My thoughts on the Holloway situation is, up untill the present all they the, “twitty’s & holloway’s” have gotten is a lot of hogwash.
      As for the former chief of police, he’s in the same basket as the
      female district attorney. By the way where does she get the tan
      on her nose, probably looking up @ to many “egg plants”. After
      all is said and the searching has been completed, and no evidence has been found creditable, they the powers that are
      had better keep in mind a “cement stab that was laid at one of
      the Van de Sloots, might be of some interest. It seems to me
      that alot of questions remain, but no viable answers:

    9. arrbor on October 27th, 2005 4:18 pm

      it goes deeper than “a judge in training”. you are right, a judge in training probably does not have much influence, however, one tied to organized crime does. It is just a hunch, but this cover up goes much deeper than natalie. In regards to VDS requesting not to remain a suspect, this is just he aruban governments and VDS’s way to separate themselves, it is part of the head games they have all been playing all along. VDS and the aruban government wants to separate themselves from the other, try to make everyone think they are not in on the coverup together. If a lawsuit happens, it will just disappear, we wont hear much more about it .

    10. Queen of Denmark on October 28th, 2005 12:50 am

      The arrogance of Paul VDS never ceases to astound me. Also, it appears that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
      As Beth Twitty has indicated before, Natalee’s disappearance goes WAY beyond the involvement of J2K and Paulus. These 4 initiated whatever chain of events that have transpired since Natalee got into that car.
      For any prosecutor or judge to have let them go tells me that there is some obvious cronie-ism going on, and that the dirty friends that Paul has at the top probably have a big closet stuffed with skeletons.
      Mr. Dompig seems like a real straight shooter so far, I just hope he has the power in his position to move forward as he needs to.
      I continue to pray for Natalee and her family. I pray that there is a miracle walking around on this earth named Natalee Holloway……it worked for Elizabeth Smart!

    11. rafael on October 28th, 2005 1:20 am

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, ” one of the Kalpoes better talk or else” Aruba needs someone to go down for this crime. I believe although all four are guilty to different degrees, Joran is most guilty. If his friends continue to stick up for him, they will be the ones that go down, and Joran will turn on them. Remember, he is the one with the daddy judge in training. Kalpoes get smart and talk man. Two against one, you two have a stronger story together. Although Jorans dad is on his side, he was not there. You two were. Two against one. Do it before you two get hung out to dry……

    12. Maggie on October 28th, 2005 2:51 am

      I sure hope this guy isn’t ruled out as a suspect.. I remember him saying “No body, No crime” and that’s not true..

      I grew up in a small town in rural Illinois.. A married couple that lived a half a mile from my family growing up had built a new home farther towards town, but they still had the land by my parents. She was divorcing him after 20plus years and 2 grown kids. She was a wonderful lady and had been through a lot with him.. Also, most of the money they had was through farm land she had inherited. She was farming in the river bottoms shortly after she filed..and came up missing.. Her car was found across the state line at a bar in Indiana. She didn’t drink.. Everyone had suspicions, but no proof.. it went cold.. 2 years later or so.. His gf he had at that time.. entered the witness protection program and decided to talk.. He and his gf went to the river bottoms to get a trash barrel for his gf out of a shed..and his wife came up to the shed and words were exchanged and he choked her.. put her in a trash barrel, in the back of his truck and his gf drove the wife’s car to Indiana behind him.. to that bar.. He took his wife after dark to the river bottoms and using diesel fuel and tractor tire inner tubes (Im leaving out a few gross details).. He burned her in a barrell.. sifted the ashes and burnt them too.. finally all that was left was.. her skull.. The gf said he put her skull in the River and the barrell too.. The experts tested the trees..2 years after it happened and saw the damage the diesel fuel and stuff had done to the trees by where she was burnt.. He was convicted and is serving life without parole in Illinois.. This is the guy who lied and lied for two years and swore he had nothing to do with it.. This story has been on forensic files on court tv.. So as for Paulus.. no body, no crime isn’t true..

      I remember seeing where Paulus said he picked “them” up at 11 on the night Natalee went missing… then later he said it was much later.. If they are so innocent..why the continous lies .. As Jug says Aruba deserves better.. I hope he isn’t released as a suspect.

    13. Jim Hanson on October 28th, 2005 3:36 am

      I don’t like to say it, but you can put Dompig in charge, you can put anyone in charge of this investigation again … you can start from square 1 … go through the statements … go through everything up till Sept 3d, 2005 … there is not enough evidence to re-arrest these three “kids” ……… this is all going to be another extended heartbreak for the Holloway family …

      The police need a body (if it’s murder) … and if it is so, they need dna and forensic evidence pointing to SOMEONE in order to charge someone with murder (if it IS murder) …. if this wasn’t a murder, well, the police will need evidence or good tips to find her alive.

    14. NobodyNocase on October 28th, 2005 5:47 am

      In the meantime son Joran is having a blast in The Netherlands… I thought they were making jokes when I read he was going to study at the Arnhem Business School… Yesterday I was shopping in a mall in Arnhem (Winkelcentrum Presikhaaf) and to my great suprise I saw him walking into a Albert Hein supermarket with two friends and somebody who’s probably his bodyguard… Later on I saw him again when he was looking at some CD’s. It’s very interesting to see that, except for me nobody reconized him…

    15. mojo on October 28th, 2005 7:03 am

      or perhaps he’s just trying to get a job and needs a clean bill of health for an employer.

    16. morgan on October 28th, 2005 3:49 pm

      I think he does protest too much (PVDS) covering for something; also think Dompig is talking out of both sides of face now.

    17. Marci on October 29th, 2005 2:39 pm

      I believe Paulus is getting worried because of the tape from Deepak Kalpoe, that’s why he is trying to get back into the court house, there must be some records he wants to change or destroy.

    18. dennisintn on October 30th, 2005 9:10 am

      you don’t think he has keys and can’t get in there at night? paulus has been “losing” evidence and documents for people for a long, long time now. this has been his stock in trade.

    19. Grandma23 on November 8th, 2005 10:37 pm

      Paul Van der Sloot is as guilty as his son and the others. In fact more because he was a so called judge in training was he trained in cover ups?He should be sitting in jail along with the others until we know the truth. Holland just what are you scared of Paul Van der Sloot knowing something you do not want the rest of the world to know? Is that why you try to cover this case up? I hope you will change and help the family find Natalee and give them Justice. Gram 23

    20. Grandma23 on November 8th, 2005 10:53 pm

      Holland I think this is much bigger then this one case and that is why you back this guy. Wake up all we want is Natalee and Justice for her. What ever else your country is involded in we in the United States do not care if you are corrupt and into all the stuff that has been spread on the differant message boards you will also face Justice by your own people.Give Natalee Back. Gram23

    21. LP on June 10th, 2010 8:47 pm

      The government of Aruba has not come clean with the Natalee Hollaway issue. Their tourist activities will suffer due to the way they handled the investigation of Natalee Holloway.

      My impression of the Dutch, Netherlands and Aruba has changed forever. They let the a criminal get away with a crime to save their reputation and island. Well they were wrong.

      They need to come clean!

      The criminal should be in jail for a lifetime and that just would not be enough time to serve justice for these two girls.

    22. LP on June 10th, 2010 8:51 pm

      For an island that depends on the tourist trade, they should clean up their act!

      I will never go to Aruba because of what happened to Natalee Holloway!

      My aunt was there several years ago and it is not a lush tropical island. I can think of many other islands that offer a more pleasing atmosphere.

      My aunt thought that the island lacked appeal, just like the crinimal it harbored.

    23. LP on June 10th, 2010 8:53 pm

      Boycott Aruba!

      Someone has to pay for the crime of these two women!

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