Van der Sloot, a Dutch national, was flown to Birmingham from Peru on Thursday where he is serving a 28-year sentence for murdering a Peruvian woman in 2010.
U.S. prosecutors say that more than a decade ago, van der Sloot reached attempted to extort $250,000 from the teen’s mother to disclose the location of the young woman’s body. A grand jury indicted him in 2010.
Van der Sloot is not charged with killing Natalee Holloway, who was declared dead several years ago.
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