Greta van Susteran revealed tonight that Beth Holloway paid a partial payment to van der Sloot in exchange for information on the location of her missing daughter Natalee Holloway.
Today, the U.S. Government filed a suit in U.S. District Court charging Joran van der Sloot with extortion. A “financial institution in Birmingham, Alabama issued the payment. Van der Sloot wouldn’t talk until he received the entire $250,000 payment.
The Criminal Complaint:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CRIMINAL COMPLAINT (Amended)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. CASE NUMBER: MAG 1 0-117
JORAN VAN DER SLOOT,
I, William K. Bryan, the undersigned complainant, being duly sworn, state the following is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief: Count One
That on or about May 10, 20lO, the defendant, Joran van der Sloot, did obstruct, delay, and affect commerce and the movement of any 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 of Natalee 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).
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 of executing and attempting to execute such scheme and artifice, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.
I further state that I am a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and that this complaint is based on the facts set forth in the affidavit, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
See Attachment” A”
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence,
at Birmingham, Alabama Date
City and State
PAUL W. GREENE Chief United States Magistrate Judge
Name and Title of Judicial Officer PAUL W. GREENE FILED 2010 Jun-03 PM 03:46 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA Case 2:10-mj-00117-PWG Document 8 Filed 06/03/10 Page 1 of 1
I cannot imagine the agony of the Holloway family. Five years after the disappearance of their daughter, this obscene, perverted psycho tells them he will let them on his little secret – where they can find their daughter for a payment of $250,000. Unbelievable!
For information and background on Joran van der Sloot, the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the murder this week of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez – found in a room registered to Joran in a Lima, Peru hotel, and his apprehension and arrest today near Santiago, Chile, these articles are the latest:
Joran van der Sloot Arrested in Chile for Murder – Arrest Video
Joran Van der Sloot suspect in Murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez
Joran van der Sloot’s Father Dies – more on Joran.