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).

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Natalee Holloway, Missing in Aruba 5 Years Later … Beth Holloway Fights on for Missing Persons

Five Year ago …

Natalee Holloway went missing on May 30, 2005 when she was last seen leaving Carlos n’ Charlies on Aruba with Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Sataish Kalpoe. Our first post covering the disappearance of the Mountain Brook, Alabama high school graduate Natalee Holloway was entitled, “This Can’t be Good for Tourism, Where is Natalee Holloway?”   No truer words were ever spoken and the affects of a crime like the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in turn created what can only be one of  the most incompetant and corrupt cover ups ever witnessed.


For an Island paradise that prides itself on sandy beaches and a constant trade wind, the last thing they would want is bad publicity of an unsafe island. However, An Alabama high school student, Natalee Holloway, disappeared during her graduation trip to Aruba.

For month after month and year after year the family, friends and millions of people who grew to know Natalee Holloway as their own sister, daughter, cousin or niece saw the injustice of what was occurring in Aruba. So much that today, the last three people ever to be seen with Natalee Holloway walk free. Who knew, actually some did, that Natalee Holloway’s family would have to battle law enforcement, the tourism bureau and certain Aruban media in the quest to find Natalee? Justice was replaced by cronyism as Natalee’s family battled obstacles every inch of the way. However, just as the three suspects were arrested, they would later be set free.

The roller-coaster ride of the search and investigation to find Natalee was like some thing one would read in a fiction novel.  So much injustice that even when the prime suspect in Natalee’s disappearance confessed to the crime, not once but twice … Joran Van der Sloot still is allowed to walk a free man and charged with no crime. In Aruba, if you lie enough … you are considered not a suspect. 

Trailer for the Natalee Holloway movie,

For five years Scared Monkeys has backed, supported, searched and done every thing we could for Beth Holloway and the family in order to help provide answers and justice for Natalee. There have been so many calls and discussions with Beth to provide what ever help we could. So many efforts behind the scenes to aid in what ever way possible to help in what ever way possible to provide … JUSTICE FOR NATALEE.

Much more can be read, reviewed at Scared Natalee Holloway.


Five years later, Beth Holloway fights on for missing persons. On a personal note, Beth is one of the strongest and most determined individuals I have ever met. However, there are those other moments when she is nothing more than a mere mom who is desperately trying to find her beloved daughter. It is those moments that your heart breaks for her. However, Beth remains resolute in her quest to help the missing and their families. God Bless you Beth.

Her mother, Beth Holloway, who has worked tirelessly to keep attention on her daughter’s disappearance, will be in Washington in June to announce the opening of the Natalee Holloway Resource Center, a new nonprofit to assist families searching for missing relatives.

The center will be based at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment on Seventh Street NW near Chinatown and the Verizon Center. The museum features Holloway’s disappearance in its “Cold Case” exhibit.

The nonprofit plans to serve as a crisis clearinghouse for families of missing persons in the United States and abroad, according to a statement from the museum. The nonprofit plans to give family members a plan, contact information, a media liaison and other services. It also will offer guidelines for children and adults to travel safely, including creating a national network of college volunteers who will promote the group’s safe travel program to high school and college students.

Natalee Holloway Center to Open in D.C.: Crime Prevention, Help Families of Missing, Among the Goals.

Five years later and Beth Holloway is still looking for answers and justice for Natalee. She is also providing resources for other families that might suffer the same terrible situation of finding one of their loved ones a the victims of a missing persons.

God Bless Beth, and we are always behind you.

Natalee Holloway: Deepak & Satish Kalpoe Mislead the Court & Continue with VISA Excuses to Dodge Depositions in LA County, CA Dr Phil Defamation Case

Deepak and Satish Kalpoe appear to not want their day in Court …

It would appear that Deepak and Sataish Kalpoe are fraidy-scared to come to the United States and be deposed. What, the Kalpoe’s do not want their day in court? Looks that way … Kalpoe’s continue to make excuses for being deposed as Defense counsel claims they are intentionally filling out Visa applications so to be denied access to the United States.

Dr. Phil defense attorneys accuse Kalpoe’s of misleading the Court.


The Kalpoe’s appear to have tried to get two Visa applications denied within 6 months because they thought that it would delay the process. Of course they and their attorneys seem to have misinterpreted the law. Or possibly did not even bother to review it at all.

So Deepak and Satish Kalpoe that they were going to get rich quick by suing Dr Phil and Jammie Skeeters. Since the initial law suit filing, the case has been dismissed against the late Jamie Skeeters.  The Kalpoe brothers were suing for defamation of character. Of course our first thought was, didn’t one have to have character first in order to claim defamation?


In motion to compel documents filed with the court the lawyers for Dr. Phil McGraw continued to file motions to compel the Kalpoe brothers to be deposed i in Los Angeles, CA. For three years the Kalpoe’s have come up with ever excuse not to come to the United States to be deposed. Read the Motion to Compel HERE. Defense attorneys are looking to compel the Kalpoe’s to appear in Los Angeles County, CA on or before April 15, 2010 to be deposed. It is hard to believe that Deepak and Satish, so quick to sue have never yet been deposed. Does any one really wonder why?

Did Deepak and Satish really not think they were going to be grilled regarding their conduct and participation in the disappearance and death of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway?

Their actions had everything to do with their character, or lack thereof and would be open to questioning. Exactly what reputation would one have to defame when as a suspect in the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway, you lie to Aruban and Dutch LE? In the end … this case always ties back to the night that Natalee Holloway disappeared and was never seen again. All questions, whether they be civil or criminal begin there.


The Kalpoe’s claim that they cannot make it to the United States to be deposed by Dr. Phil’s attorneys because they have issues with their VISA’s. It’s no wonder that they were denied by the United States government, especially when from all accounts they were purposely incorrectly and inaccurately filled out by the Kalpoe’s. Dr. Phil’s immigration expert referred to the Kalpoe’s Visa applications as, “two shoddy Visa applications which were defective and contained contained numerous discrepancies, and were predictably denied”. Plaintiffs (Kalpoes) offered the Court no explanation as to why they did not contact an immigration attorney to prepare and file their Visa applications. Hmm.

Defamation of character, eh? These folks intentionally fill out a simple Visa application to suit their purpose not to be deposed.

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Westin Resort in Aruba offers $300 for Babymoons … $300 “conception credit” … What Would They Offer if You lost a Child Like Natalee Holloway While on Vacation

How desperate have resorts become in Aruba to draw business to create ridiculous marketing campaigns?

How ironic is it that a resort on a Caribbean Island where Aruba is more known for the taking away of a child’s life with regards to Natalee Holloway, is actually promoting “conception” marketing.

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The Westin Resort in Aruba is offering $300 for “babymoons”. Along comes the latest gimmick to get you to go to Aruba. With tourism down any gimmick will due. However, let’s think about what the Westin is offering. It’s a “conception credit” on your next stay, not a rebate from your current one. So one would tend to think that a couple would not be vacation while pregnant or in the distant future following the birth. Then the expenses of a new born and the constant care that is required, so when would one go back to the Westin and is there a time limit that they are not stating?

Aruba 3 suspects

Come to Aruba and the Westin, It’s Safe … Your pals Satish, Joran Van der Sloot & Deepak

It would appear that some one else agrees with us that this is nothing more than a shameless “get knocked up” marketing ploy. Some how the vacation to the Aruba Westin is to be planned just perfectly in advance that the couple hits the conceiving window just perfectly. HUH?

Inspired by coral spawning season on the island, The Westin Resort on Aruba is offering twosomes a $300 “conception credit” toward their next stay if they conceive a child while staying Sept.1-Dec. 19.

How do you prove that the Westin was the site of the happy occurrence? With a note from a doctor saying the stay occurred around the likely conception date.

However, one needs to ask the Westin Resort and other Aruba Hotels, what tourism gimmick would they offer if a person is given a date rape drug, sexually assaulted, presumed murdered and goes missing forever while vacationing on Aruba?

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May 31, 2005 Natalee Holloway is Missing in Aruba … 4 Years Later There is Still no Justice, Part I

It was the case that captured not just America, but the world in 2005. Natalee Holloway goes missing in Aruba and captures the hearts and minds of all and became the new face if missing persons. It was the beginning of Beth Holloway’s crusade to find answers and justice for her missing daughter, Natalee.


On May 31, 2005 Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba as 125 Mountainbrook, AL highschool graduates were on a 5 day trip to Aruba. Natalee Holloway was last seen leaving the bar Carlos n’ Charlies with three boys, Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe. She would never be seen or heard from again.

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White sandy beaches were replaced in May 2005 with the new marketing face for Aruba, Satish Kalpoe, Joran Van der Sloot and Deepak Kalpoe.

Scared Monkeys initial article that covered the disappearance of Natalee Holloway was entitled, “This Can’t Be Good For Tourism, Where’s Natalee Holloway.” From the outset of Natalee’s disappearance, having personal knowledge, of exactly how Aruba operates and how they would at all cost protect their precious commodity of tourism, we doubted whether the family would get any real form of cooperation or whether this crime would be covered up. From the outset and before Beth Holloway ever landed in Aruba to find Natalee, the fix was in.

Four years later and still no “Justice for Natalee” I think we all know the answer,

Crimes like this are not supposed to happen on island paradise’s. Crimes like this are not supposed to happen in places that people call safe. Yet when they do, what will be the reaction of the police, of government officials, tourism boards and a media? The answer … block, obstruct and vilify the family and the victim at all cost.

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Central Bank of Aruba Says Aruba in Further Economic Decline … Aruba Haunted by Natalee Holloway

Down down, down … and once again, it is not the B-52’s singing Lock Lobster.

Just when Aruba claimed it was safe to go back in the water and things were better in Aruba following the turmoil, unrest and distrust from their actions in dealing with the investigation of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, the Central of Aruba now says Aruba is in further economic decline. Tax revenues down, overnight visitors down, number of residing visitors down, cruise ship passengers down, cruise ship visits down and the average inflation over twelve months increased with 0.4 percent points to 6.8 percent, compared to the same month in 2008


The Central Bank of Aruba (CBA) concludes that the Aruban economy is declining further. The revenues of the ‘bbo’-tax in March dropped with 8.7 percent compared to the same period last year. The revenues are a reflection of the profit mainly generated in the month before.

The number of overnight stays on the island during the months of February and March decreased, as well as the number of tourists residing on the island, as previously known. The number of residing tourists during the months of February and March decreased with respectively 7.7 and 13.3 percent compared to the same months in 2008. The number of overnight stays decreased with respectively 6.2 and 10.7 percent.

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Natalee Holloway: Estate of Jamie Skeeters Wins Motion to Strike Against Kalpoes in Dr. Phil Defamation Case

Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, “No Soup for You.”

Win one for the good guys as Jamie Skeeters wins motion against Kalpoe’s from Heaven.Skeeters

The Kalpoe’s lose a motion against the Estate of Jamie Skeeters. A motion to strike has been granted by the courts in the matter of the Estate of Jamie Skeeters v. Deepak and Satish Kalpoe in the defamation lawsuit.

There is no competent evidence offered as to Defendant Skeeter’s liability for the emotional distress or fraud claims either. As such, the motion is properly granted in favor of Defendant Skeeter given Plaintiffs’ failure to offer sufficient competent evidence on essential elements of all causes of action in the FAC to show a possibility of success on the merits of their claims as against Defendant Skeeters. (pg14)

The Kalpoe’s are about to be schooled in the fine art of American judicial law. They should have stayed in Aruba, where they had a protective judicial system and an even more protective and suspect police investigative body when it came to find missing teenagers like Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. Is it any wonder why Joran Van der Sloot sought so hard not to be tried in the United States when he was served after coming to the US to do media.


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How the Kalpoe’s or any American attorney can think they can prove defamation in a case that was so public and broadcast over the entire world in astounding. The criminal investigation into the Kalpoe’s and Joran Van der Sloot in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway was worldwide news and the most downloaded topic of 2005.

As Scared Monkeys has held the position with the Kalpoe’s, that if one is to sue for defamation of character, does not one first have to have character? Watch the You Tube video for just some of the lies that Deepak & Satish Kalpoe have made.

The full court transcript can be read here, kalpoedrphil050609awm.

All this amounts to is an effort to make money off a possible settlement as if this matter does go to trial in May 2010, the Kalpoe’s will lose. The investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the subsequent new coverage was in the “publics interest” right to know.

The Kalpoe’s should get used to losing as all Monkey’s know, they will lose in 2010


Scared Monkeys makes list of exhibits for the defense.

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Lifetime Movie Network: Natalee Holloway story … Missing in Aruba Since May 2005

The Lifetime Movie Network will be airing the Natalee Holloway story on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 8 pm ET and 9 pm PT. Encores April 20 at 12 pm ET/PT.


LMN – Lifetime Movie Network

Scared Monkeys has followed the disappearance of Natalee Holloway from the beginning. The very first post regarding the disappearance of Natalee was entitled, This Can’t Be Good For Tourism, Where’s Natalee Holloway. The reason for this title was because from the outset of this crime we knew that Aruba would do everything to preserve their tourism as opposed to provide a competent investigations, answers and “Justice for Natalee.” Sadly, we were correct in our presumption as to this day Aruba has not tried any of the suspects, who were last seen with Natalee Holloway leaving Carlos N’ Charlie’s.

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The Lifetime movie is based on Beth Holloway’s book, Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith.”

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Satish Kalpoe, Joran Van der Sloot and Deepak Kalpoe; last people ever seen with Natalee Holloway leaving Carlos N’ Charlie’s

Teenager Natalee Holloway vanished in 2005 while visiting Aruba on a senior class trip. In a passionate and relentless effort to discover the truth behind her daughter’s disappearance, Beth Holloway captured the nation’s attention by working tirelessly to solve the mystery that shattered her family’s life. Today, Holloway continues to speak publicly about the potential dangers of international travel. Her resolve and unwavering strength are at the center of this emotional story that takes viewers behind the headlines and into the heart of an extraordinary woman.

From the outset of Natalee’s disappearance Beth Holloway has embodied the strength, will and determination of mom’s across America who fight to the end when someone messes with their child. Never in a million years did Aruba, the government officials, the police or those responsible ever think that Beth would persevere.


In July 2005 when Beth Holloway and the family had met so many obstacles, we wrote the following inspirational post to Beth, ‘A Note to Beth: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up’. The continued stone walling efforts by the suspects, tourism and government officials and investigators were constant. It would have been easy and understandable to give up. Instead, Beth Holloway had only just begun.


All one needs to do is look at Natalee’s mom to understand and know what true courage is in the face of adversity. The strength that Beth has shown even when times were more difficult than others can only make one admire her as a mother and a person. I have never met Beth nor ever spoken to her although I wish I did have the privilege and opportunity. I would just like to take the moment to say that Tom, I and the many Scared Monkeys that have never met you are solidly behind you in support and hope.

When Natalee Holloway went missing and became the face of missing persons, she became everyone’s sister, daughter, grand daughter and cousin. In the process Beth Holloway became everyone’s mom and Aruba was permanently branded as corrupt and the face of missing persons crime.

Movie Trailer …

Real Life account of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba 
For those who want more details of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway go HERE or to further discuss the case, provide your opinions and read actual witness and suspect statement given to law enforcement, go to Scared Forum: Natalee Holloway. Check out the Natalee Discussions (2005 ARCHIVE) as well.

Tracy Pollan to Play Beth Holloway in Lifetime TV Movie, The Natalee Holloway Story … As Aruba Hides Head in the Sand of Cover Up

Aruba you cannot hide your head in your sandy white beaches, Natalee Natalee_Holloway_121808Holloway’s story will be seen over and over and over … There is nothing like a good TV cable movie that has an unlimited shelf life to have people never forget what occurred in May of 2005 and the lack of justice provided to Natalee and her family.

Just when Aruba thought the Natalee Holloway story was going to go away, they will now have to face the fact that there will be a Lifetime movie directed by Mikael Salomon made of the events of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the subsequent botched investigation and cover up. Justice for Natalee … the further exposing of the corruption and nepotism that went on in Aruba to this day in providing a family no answers or “Justice for Natalee”.

The harrowing true story of a teenage girl who vanished while vacationing in Aruba is the backdrop of The Natalee Holloway Story, a Lifetime Movie Network original film about a mother’s search for truth and justice.


Tracy Pollan

Tracy Pollan, the wife of Michael J. Fox, has been tapped to play Beth Holloway in the Lifetime Movie Networks TV film, “The Natalee Holloway Story”. Tracy Pollan will play Beth Holloway, the mother of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway who went missing in Aruba in May 2005. The movie is based the book by Beth Holloway, “Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith.”

Pollan will play Twitty in the movie, which will spotlight her efforts to discover the truth about what happened to her daughter.

“Holloway,” from Sony Pictures Television, was written by Teena Booth. Judith Verno, Frank von Zerneck and Robert M. Sertner are executive producers, and Andrew Golov is a producer. The movie is set to go into production next month for an April premiere.

Coming soon to a TV screen near you will be the story of what happened to Natalee Holloway, the joke of what was called an investigation in Aruba and how the last three people ever to be seen with Natalee were allowed to get away without prosecution as Aruban law enforcement, prosecutors and officials turned a blind eye.

Joran Van der Sloot first said he lied about what had happened the night he was with Natalee Holloway because he was scared. That certainly did not stop him from lying to police and the media to this day. Lying is not a defense.

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A&E Big Spender: What Happened to Natalee Holloway … Missing in Aruba

Save the dates and time … A&E plans to air a documentary that looks into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba and “What Happened to Natalee Holloway”. The Natalee Holloway story was just recently back in the news as an unidentified witness came forward who had passed polygraph test and place both Joran Van der Sloot and his father Paulus Van der Sloot out at 4:00 am the morning of May 30, 2005. New witness accounts can be read HEREHERE and HERE.


Bill Kurtis hosts this documentary special that looks at the case that shocked the nation–the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba on May 30, 2005. Natalee was last seen alive leaving a bar with three young local men, who became the prime suspects.

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Aruba investigators and prosecutors have continually been given evidence and have consistently looked the other way. By avoiding issues and hiding their head in the sandy beaches of Aruba, officials this that the Natalee Holloway story will just go away. How wrong could they be …

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