Joran Van Der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of the late American teen Natalee Holloway will be extradited to the US to face charges on extortion and fraud.
The information was reported by authorities in Peru, where Joran van der Sloot has been serving jail time for the murder of a Peruvian woman.
According to a statement from Justice and Human Rights Minister – Daniel Maurate Romero, Peru agreed to temporarily surrender Van der Sloot on request by the United States so he can stand trial for the alleged commission of the crimes of extortion and fraud” against Holloway’s mother.
Van der Sloot was among the last person to see Holloway alive 13 years ago in Aruba.
In another separate incident, he was convicted and sentenced to 28 years in prison, for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, in his Lima hotel room.
Van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen, has been indicted in the US on federal charges of extortion and wire fraud in connection with a plot to sell information about the whereabouts of Holloway’s remains for $250,000.
According to reports, the missing 18-year-old’s mother, Beth Holloway, wired $15,000 to a bank account van der Sloot held in the Netherlands and through an attorney gave him another $10,000 in person.
However, when he received the initial $25,000, van der Sloot showed the attorney, John Kelly, where Natalee Holloway’s alleged remains were hidden, but nothing was found.
The indictment seeks for Van der Sloot to forfeit $25,100, including $100 Beth Holloway initially transferred to Van der Sloot to confirm his account.
Joran Van Der Sloot was last seen with Holloway in the early hours of May 30, 2005, leaving a nightclub in Aruba with two other men.
The two other men were his brothers – Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. They were arrested but released due to insufficient evidence.
In 2007, the Aruben prosecutors arrested and charged the three brothers again for their “involvement in the voluntary manslaughter of Natalee Holloway or causing serious bodily harm to Natalee Holloway, resulting in her death.”
However, an Aruban judge ordered their release a few weeks later, citing a lack of direct evidence that Holloway died from a violent crime or that van der Sloot was involved in such a crime.
Holloway’s body has since not been found, and in 2012, an Alabama judge signed an order declaring her legally dead.