Justice has been set in motion for Joran Van der Sloot. The killer Dutchman has been indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud and extortion of Beth Twitty, Natalee Holloway’s mom.
Joran offered to give information on where Natalee’s body is located for a price tag of $250,000. He talked, but lied to Beth’s New York-based legal adviser John Q. Kelly. The building he offered up for burial ground was not even built at the time.
“The FBI worked diligently, and in association with Aruban authorities, to investigate and gather evidence in this matter after learning that Beth Holloway had been contacted and told she could finally gain information about the death of her daughter if she would pay $250,000,” U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said. “Because of the agents’ dedicated efforts, we are able to bring charges against someone who sought profit in a mother’s grief.”
Joran had been given $25,000 to give info, and agreed to take the remaining $225,000 upon positive ID of the remains. Beth had wired $15,000 to Joran’s account in the Netherlands and given $10,000 to John to deliver by hand.
Joran kept the money and used it to flee to Peru where, in a sad twist of events, he murdered Stephany Flores.
The indictment seeks forfeiture of $25,100 from Joran. He is currently being held over Stephany’s death, so the trial date has not been set.
Caught for one murder and now another crime, there is no way he is weasling out of justice again. While Beth will never get her daughter back, at least the process towards seeing her murderer get his due is well on its way.