I know I'm a bit late to the party on this one...can't post from work.
Thanks for the links, my friends. Check this out: http://www.wmbfnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=12591373. There has been some speculation about how he funded the trip to Peru to play in the international poker tournament. I figured he has family money...after all, he is the older son and his father died recently...but maybe not. From the link:
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).
The son of a bitch tried to extort a quarter of a million dollars from SOMEBODY (I wonder who!!) in Birmingham Alabama, in exchange for giving up the location of Natalee's body!
I've been calling him a pig, but I fear that is an insult to pigs!