Joran Van der Sloot Charged in Alabama with Extortion in the Case of Natalee Holloway


As if Joran Van der Sloot wasn’t already in enough trouble. He was already the prime suspected individual in the disappearance and death of Natalee Holloway. Then Joran became the suspect in the stabbing death of 21 year old Stephany Flores in Peru. Van der Sloot was arrested and taken into custody yesterday near Santiago, Chile.


Just when you thought that this dispicable individual could not get him self into any more trouble, Joran Van der Sloot is now charged in Alabama with extortion. That is correct, Joran Van der Sloot who was never charged in the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, even though he has confessed to the crime twice and was the last person ever to be seen with Natalee has now been charged with extortion and wire fraud in promising to disclose the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway for $250,000. The investigation into the extortion charges against Van der Sloot had been on going for the past six weeks. Yet another bizarre coincidence that JVDS would find himself in further trouble, now the prime suspect in yet another murder.

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama charged Joran Van der Sloot Thursday afternoon with extortion and wire fraud, saying the Dutchman promised information on Natalee Holloway’s whereabouts in exchange for $250,000, reports CBS News affiliate WHNT in Huntsville, Ala.

I thought that Joran Van der Sloot said he had nothing to do with Natalee Holloway’s disappearance, or so says Aruban authorities, prosecutors and the 3 judge panel. Wanna try that one again folks?

The extortion criminal compliant can be read HERE. Joran Van der Sloot in his infinite wisdom, or lack there of has finally cooked his goose in the case of Natalee Holloway.  Since Aruba was never going to prosecute either Joran Van der Sloot, Deepal Kalpoe or Satish Kalpoe in the death of Natalee Holloway, the family had always looked to a way to have jurisdiction be in the United States. Previous attempts have been struck down.  Guess what, Joran Van der Sloot’s latest efforts of extortion have now created the nexus for there to be jurisdiction in the US.

Count One

That on or about May 10, 20lO, the defendant, Joran van der Sloot, did obstruct, delay, and affect commerce and the movement ofany article or commodity in commerce, by extortion and attempts to do so, in that, the defendant did knowingly and wilfully cause another person to wire transfer a partial payment of money ($15,000) from a financial institution in Birmingham, Alabama, to a financial institution in the Netherlands, after representing to the other person that he would provide the location ofNata lee Holloway’s remains in Aruba and information regarding the circumstances of her death, upon receipt of $250,000 from the other person, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951(a).

Count Two

That on or about May 10, 20 lO, the defendant, Joran van der Sioot, having devised or intending to devise any scheme and artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, did knowingly and with intent to defraud did knowingly and wilfully cause to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate and foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds, that being, a wire transfer in the amount of $15,000, from Birmingham, Alabama, to the Netherlands for the purpose ofexecuting and attempting to execute such scheme and artifice, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance says Joran Van Der Sloot is charged with extortion, wire fraud.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance announced the charges Thursday, saying that on or about May 10, Van der Sloot had someone transfer $15,000 from a bank in Birmingham to a bank in the Netherlands. This was to be a partial payment. The U.S. Attorney said Van der Sloot claimed he would provide the location of Holloway’s remains in Aruba and information regarding the circumstances of her death after he received the full $250,000.

Although the complaint did not name the individual paying the money; however, we can speculate that it was possibly Beth Holloway, Natalee’s mom and according to Blink on Crime …” Sources, willing to speak to only on the condition of anonymity, suggest the victim of Van Der Sloot’s extortion plot was none other than Natalee’s mother, Beth Holloway.”


Transcript from On the Record with  Greta Van Susteren (06/03) discussing the arrest of Joran Van der Sloot in Chile.

One thing is for certain, Joran Van der Sloot’s days of terrorizing Natalee’s family and murdering any more woman are over. It’s time for Peru and the US to do what Aruba refused to … provide justice for Natalee and take Joran Van der Sloot, an obvious predator off the streets.

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    30 Responses to “Joran Van der Sloot Charged in Alabama with Extortion in the Case of Natalee Holloway”

    1. nurturer69 on June 4th, 2010 7:34 am

      They need to bury this guy alive!

    2. Lisa in Maryland on June 4th, 2010 8:14 am

      Will someone in the “KNOW” please explain the Peruvian Legal System. I have many questions.

      Do they have time limits on detainment?

      Do they have trial by jury?

      Do accused have a choice of judge or jury?

      Will the court supply legal counsel for the accused?

      How long does it take a case to get to trial?

      Do they have the death penalty?

      Will they allow any evidence from the Holloway case as evidence (if even just to character)?

      Will they allow extradition on the US extortion charges?

    3. Brenda in Virginia on June 4th, 2010 8:37 am


      Here are a few article, links, and excerpts. Notice in the last article that Urin pulled a Scott Peterson. Driving (being taxied) towards a boarder, changes hair color, acts as if nothing was the matter when arrested. Evil soul that kids has.

      The girl’s neck was broken she was beaten so badly. I now believe I must retract that Natalee only overdosed or was consumed by alcohol poisoning and Urin panicked. He had to have done something much worse than that. Maybe Kalpoes would be willing to speak up now because if Urin was so dangerous they did fear for their lives from him. Now he’s put up where he belongs and hopefully they’ll open up.


      Flores’ body was found clothed, face down on the hotel room floor Wednesday, abrasions on her face and body, and signs of trauma, Peruvian Police Gen. Cesar Guardia said. An autopsy is in progress.

      Van der Sloot was in Lima for a poker tournament, police said, and appears with Flores in a video at a casino. A hotel employee spotted the pair around 5 a.m.

      “We have an interview with a worker at the hotel who says she saw this foreigner with the victim enter his room,” said Guardia.

      The police say van der Sloot fled the hotel, alone, four hours later.


      Lima Peru
      Five years to the day that Natalie Holloway disappeared in Aruba a young woman, 21 year old Stephany Flores was found dead in a hotel room in Lima Peru covered in blood after being beaten and stabbed to death.


      Van der Sloot, 23, was traveling alone in a taxi near the Chilean central coastal city of Vina del Mar when he was detained, said Douglas Rodriguez, spokesman for the Chilean Investigative Police.

      Van der Sloot was transported Thursday afternoon to police headquarters in Santiago, Chile’s capital.

      TV images showed him emerging from a black police SUV at the police station. His hair, which had been black in previous images, was red and worn in a close-cropped crew cut.

      In Peru, a wake was held Thursday in Lima for Flores, who was scheduled to be buried later in the day.

      An uncle of Natalee Holloway said he was saddened by the Flores family’s loss.

      We are disappointed that Joran has been able to do this to another young girl,” Paul Reynolds told CNN. “He was not held accountable for what happened to Natalee and as a result has been able to repeat his actions. Sorry this other family has to go through the same thing we have.

      Van der Sloot, who was arrested in connection with Holloway’s disappearance in 2005 but later released, has denied any involvement in her case.

      There is “incriminating evidence” linking van der Sloot to the killing of Flores, said Peruvian criminal investigator Cesar Guardia Vasquez.

      The woman’s bludgeoned body was found in Room 309 of the Hotel Tac in the Miraflores section of Lima, police said. She suffered blunt trauma to the head, breaking her neck, and to her torso and back, Peruvian police said Thursday.

      Van der Sloot had been staying at the hotel since arriving from Colombia on May 14, police said. Room 309 was booked in his name, authorities said.

      A hotel guest and an employee witnessed the pair entering the hotel room together at 5 a.m. Sunday, Guardia said. Police have video of van der Sloot and Flores together the previous night at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, he said.

      Two Peruvian cab drivers said in an interview on CNN affiliate America TV that they drove a man matching van der Sloot’s description to a city on the other side of the Chilean border.

      “He paid me and I took him to Arica, to the border,” cab driver Oswaldo Aparcana said.

      The man sat in the front seat and smoked many cigarettes, Aparcana said. The passenger told the cabbies he used to live in Aruba, said the other driver, Carlos Alberto Uribe.

      The victim’s father said he believes van der Sloot is responsible for the young woman’s death.

      “We have all the evidence to show that the killer is this man,” businessman and race-car driver Ricardo Flores told CNN en Español.

    4. Lisa in Maryland on June 4th, 2010 8:49 am

      One more question. What are the rights of the accused in the Perucian Legal System?

    5. Brenda in Virginia on June 4th, 2010 8:50 am

      Peru has the death penalty. Great link to their laws below:

      Fatal offenses
      Main articles: Murder and Culpable homicide
      A murder, defined broadly, is an unlawful killing. Unlawful killing is probably the act most frequently targeted by the criminal law. In many jurisdictions, the crime of murder is divided into various gradations of severity, e.g., murder in the first degree, based on intent. Malice is a required element of murder. Manslaughter is a lesser variety of killing committed in the absence of malice, brought about by reasonable provocation, or diminished capacity. Involuntary manslaughter, where it is recognized, is a killing that lacks all but the most attenuated guilty intent, recklessness.

      Settled insanity is a possible defense.

      [edit] Personal offenses
      Main articles: Assault, Battery (crime), Rape, and Sexual abuse
      Many criminal codes protect the physical integrity of the body. The crime of battery is traditionally understood as an unlawful touching, although this does not include everyday knocks and jolts to which people silently consent as the result of presence in a crowd. Creating a fear of imminent battery is an assault, and also may give rise to criminal liability. Non-consensual intercourse, or rape, is a particularly egregious form of battery

    6. Pearl on June 4th, 2010 9:33 am

      If you haven’t read the books “Loving Natalee”, by Beth Holloway, or Dave Holloway’s book,”Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise,” take a moment to read them, if only to begin to understand the torture and malfeasance that corrupt Aruban officials and kidnapping-murderers of Natalee engaged in inflicting upon Beth, Dave and their entire family, as the Twitty-Holloway families begged for help from Aruban government. When one considers how Aruban authorities responded to the pleas for help from Natalee’s parents, with failure to immediately apprehend the men eye-witnessed taking Natalee away (after which, she was never seen again), failure to immediately seize and collect evidence – and that these treacherous Aruban officials were trained well with help from our tax dollars by our best FBI, only for the Aruban government to then use our FBI to stage the appearance of an ethical “investigation”, while keeping our FBI away from all the evidence, as the same corrupt Aruban officials collaborated to create all sorts of elaborate schemes to incriminate two innocent Black men for the criminal acts that they knew were inflicted upon Natalee – the level of corruption, malfeasance and indifference is staggering. That alone makes the island of Aruba a very dangerous place for Americans. Many have taken painstaking efforts to recall the horrors, and torture inflicted upon Dave and Beth. How do men sleep at night, protecting the monstrosity of depraved evil and indifference that reflects the depravity and corruption in their own souls?
      Natalee Holloway, our precious daughter from the south has a right to come home to her family and be laid to rest in a place that dignifies her life with the respect and remembrance she deserves. The parade of depravity that Aruba showed to the world is only surpassed by the monstrosity of evil they had a hand in promoting that resulted in Stephaney’s death, when they chose to save their monstrous predators, and shred and crush our precious daughter from the south, and her beloved family, victimized by the monsters of corruption and depravity they prioritized over the safety and security of an innocent tourist. How can anyone be safe as a tourist, on an island that prizes corruption and obstructions of justice, that takes pleasure in tormenting a victim’s family, or treasures the freedom of predators and obstructionists of justice, while colluding in the destruction of evidence of unthinkable acts inflicted upon an innocent child? How does a man embrace as his treasured values the obstruction of justice, while aiding vicious criminals involved in unthinkable malfeasance and then proceed in crucifying the victim’s family to uphold what they truly value: their godless decay of indecency and corrupt way of living? If all the media were to do – even half their job in telling this child’s story, in tirelessly seeking her truth and reporting it, perhaps the power of our informed collective voices would be empowered to draw upon the force that will not be crushed or broken, that rests in Natalee’s spirit and in her truth being told to all the world. Our protection for our children is what is at stake,society’s right to a civilized world is what is in peril; we must crush the forces of evil that seek to deny this child’s story from being told. We must claim our right to a civilized, ethical, integrity-driven society, that honors laws created to protect the innocent, and hold accountable the villains who threaten our safety and security with their malfeasance and treachery. Justice for Stephanie! Justice for Natalee! We must carry forward the cries of these children for justice, and demand that all perpetrators of the corruption involved in the obstructions of justice for Natalee in Aruba – be held fully accountable for the criminal acts they engaged in, while denying justice to Natalee, and tormenting her family. Aruba’s corruption and failure to uphold justice has led to the heinous murder of Stephanie. They shunned justice, and embraced malfeasance. And until they make restitution for the harm they have inflicted, they will be known for what they valued and embraced: the island of malfeasance.

    7. Miss-Underestimated on June 4th, 2010 10:07 am

      Well, Well, Well, what will Joe T. say about this?
      In addition to the bullseye on his back, Joran also has $$$ in his head? Give it a rest Joe, your man FINALLY has been gotten, for more than one crime.

    8. Melissa on June 4th, 2010 10:56 am

      There are reports going around that Beth Twitty was the one that Joran extorted from.

    9. dee on June 4th, 2010 11:57 am

      My bet would be that this fraud charge resulted from a law enforcement sting in cooperation with Beth Twitty….so that the US could finally get some jurisdiction. There is no way Beth would have sent this monster one penny unless she’d done it in cooperation with an FBI/government sting operation. Plus, Joran is a notorious liar and has lied repeatedly about what happened so why would she pay him a small fortune for just another lie? Just my opinion.

      Another opinion I have is regarding why Joran was not handcuffed by the Chilean police. I think this was because he was “detained” rather than “arrested” and that this was done on purpose so that there would be no lengthy e#tradition (the letter won’t print on my keyboard, sorry)….that Joran could have held up for a lengthy period of time. But with him only being detained, they could simply deport him and take him to the border with Peru, in cooperation with the Peruvian police, so that they could pick him up right at the border (essentially allowing them to hand him over quickly, more or less). Again, just my opinion/guess. I’m not a legal professional so just guessing.

    10. Carpe on June 4th, 2010 12:05 pm

      Tacopina is a flea bag.

      He knows it.

      His family knows it.

      America knows it.

      When he speaks I vote with my remote.

      He has nothing to say. It`s his JOB.

    11. A Texas Grandfather on June 4th, 2010 12:10 pm

      Is it possible that Joran caught on to the FBI sting and traveled to Peru to make it more difficult to be arrested?
      As awful as this murder is in Peru, could the physcopath have been trying to show Beth how Natalee died?
      In one of his interviews he stated that Natalee wanted to see his house. I think he took her there and both he and his father are responsible for her death. Remember the video of the home with Paulus and Joran’s mother, Beth and Greta, where Paulus was a sickly shade of gray and sweating like a pig?
      Wasn’t it convienent that the mother was in the Netherlands when Natalee disappeared and wasn’t it further convienent that the corrupt Aruban judge modified the search warrant of the home and the only thing searched was Joran’s quarters?
      Now Aruba is responsible for another death at the hands of Joran. Shame on them!

    12. super dave on June 4th, 2010 12:54 pm

      the sloot boy is now some peruvian inmate’s
      girlfriend. sloot’s virginity will be sold
      for the price of a cigarette.

    13. super dave on June 4th, 2010 12:56 pm

      old joe taco would fit right in with the
      obama administration with his lies and
      and love of protecting criminals.

    14. maryl on June 4th, 2010 1:41 pm

      Maybe there will be a spot on the football team for Joran.

    15. Andy on June 4th, 2010 3:17 pm

      Van der Sloot was a time bomb from the start…the tragedy is that his father escaped culpability in covering up his sociopathic son’s first murder. All Paulus did was to delay the inevitable, so that another young woman had to pay for Joran’s sadism. A conniving father for a vicious and unredemptive son. Hopefully the other two sons are not cut from the same cloth.

      All of the idiots who partied and took photo ops with this maggot following Holloway’s death — men and women alike — should be ashamed and grateful that it wasn’t them lying in a pool of blood after Van der Sloot beat them and broke their neck. Who knows what other women he has raped or abused since then?

      Everyone involved in defending this murderer — from the Pontius Pilate acting Joe T., to the Aruban judges who allowed him to be released from custody and later wander freely over the world — should be completely ashamed of themselves. They knew he was a manipulator, that he had hidden the body to deny the crime…but they allowed him to go free, possibly traffic women in Thailand to the Netherlands for prostitution and brutalize another young woman until she was dead.

    16. Lisa in Maryland on June 4th, 2010 3:32 pm

      Super dave you neek help with your Obama issues. It’s not healthy!

      Brenda in Va – Thanks for the links!

      Joe Taco – Say Guacamole!

    17. gail on June 4th, 2010 4:50 pm

      amen lisa, this isnt about obama, its about two young girls taken by a creepy kid from the corrupt aruba. i believe the peru father will make sure justice is served for both girls. lets hope so, i have covered the story on natalie for years now, coming to scared monkeys for any updates, i have 2 sons, who treat girls with respect, but i feel as if natalie is americas daughter, hopefully, she can be found and brought to rest back in the south, where young girls are taught manners and to be a lady. Natalie was not treated properly, nor were Beth and Dave. My heart goes out to stephany mom and dad , and her brothers. BOYCOTT ARUBA. JUSTICE FOR NATALIE

    18. jay on June 4th, 2010 5:43 pm

      dee… your “opinion is right on the button. Chile “expelled” him.


      A Texas grandfather….Not only did a judge modify the search warrent, but the Chief of Police at that time was Joran’s Godfather.

    19. Brenda in Virginia on June 4th, 2010 8:48 pm

      I bet the prisons in Peru are a bit more difficult than in the States. What do you think? Will Joran be able to get momma to bring him his own pillow this time?

    20. Jackie on June 5th, 2010 12:43 am

      Too bad he got money to go to Peru or any money at all. I believe time will tell he is a drug addict and and gambling addict. He was definetely a time bomb, used every source and tactic he could use to get money. That told the kind of person he is, to use a death and someone else’s pain to pad his pocket book. A very sick person indeed.

    21. Jackie on June 5th, 2010 12:46 am

      I guess when he said “Only God can judge me” he was wrong. He will be judged now, and doubt there is a judge anywhere near or even close to the heavens to help him now.

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    23. USS Yorktown on June 5th, 2010 9:03 pm

      Brenda, Peruvians prisons are some of the worst prisons in the world. They make American prisons look like Club Med.

    24. Robert on June 11th, 2010 5:48 pm

      The genetic screw ups (father and son) melon heads probably had something to do with Natalee’s disappearance, and the old mans legal practice and friends unleashed a psychopath to kill again. Joran, live a long life, and feel every inch your prison boyfriend shoves in you… I hope the father in Peru has it all video taped and sends every screaming tape to your mother. Odds are, you will have AID’s, TB or Hepatitis A or B within 90 days… you are a betting man (or was a man)… good odds

    25. Ron Palm Desert on July 19th, 2010 3:42 pm

      This monster needs to stay in Peru where he will undoubtedly be stabbed to death by another inmate for $50. This is how serial killers usually have their lives ended, look at Jeffrey Dahmer. Joran Van Der Sloot is right up there on the list with all the other psycopathic killers on the planet. He needs to spend a few years suffering before he is stabbed. Extradite to Aruba or the US..NO! He’ll get cushy treatment! He is right where he belongs! He needs to be fed dead rat and other delicacies just like the other inmates. The prison needs to end the special treatment he’s been getting to date. Put him in general population with the rest of the prisoners! He hass no human value to offer anyone on this planet. It’s time he pay for his outrageous behavior!

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