Joran van der Sloot arrives at Birmingham airport, transported to Hoover City Jail
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The FBI plane carrying Joran van der Sloot landed at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on Thursday, June 8, around 2 p.m. He was then transported to the Hoover City Jail.
Van der Sloot is accused in the disappearance of Mountain Brook teen Natalee Holloway during a high school graduation trip to Aruba in May 2005.
He is back in the U.S. to face criminal charges, according to Holloway’s family. Beth Holloway says the government of Peru agreed to temporarily extradite van der Sloot to Birmingham to face federal wire fraud and extortion charges related to an alleged attempt to extort the Holloway family for money in exchange for details about how Holloway died, and where her remains are located.
Van der Sloot was being held in a prison in Peru for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores.
Natalee Holloway’s body was never found and no one is currently charged in her death.
The arraignment of van der Sloot will take place Friday, June 9, in the Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse.
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