June 10, 2010

As Joran Van Der Sloot faces a possible death sentence for his alleged murder of a woman in Peru, the FBI is facing lots of criticism for possible shortcomings in their involvement with Van Der Sloot, who was already a suspect in the murder of Natalee Holloway though he was never punished for that as many think he should have been.

Reports have surfaced that the FBI paid large sums of money to Van Der Sloot, for possibly letting authorities know where Holloway's body was hidden. But the FBI denies any improper action, and said the death Sloot is now accused of causing "is not due to any fault on the part of the FBI or the U.S. Attorney's Office, where agents and prosecutors were working as hard as possible to bring the case to fruition when they learned of the murder,"

Van der Sloot Pay, FBI?

The FBI denied published reports Wednesday that it had paid thousands of dollars in a sting operation to Joran van der Sloot, a suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, and put off arresting him to help build a murder case. The New York Post and the Associated Press reported Wednesday that van der Sloot reached out to someone close to Holloway's mother about six weeks ago and requested $250,000 in exchange for disclosing the location of the Alabama teenager's body on the island of Aruba.

Posted at June 10, 2010 3:04 AM