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Joran Van der Sloot may face extortion charges in US

Joran van der Sloot, center, is seen before being transported by police in Lima, Thursday, June 10, 2010.

May 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The man suspected of killing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway could soon face extortion charges in the United States.

An extradition hearing was scheduled Tuesday in Peru for Joran Van der Sloot. U.S. prosecutors say Van der Sloot extorted $25,000 from Holloway's family after promising to lead them to her body. She still hasn't been found.

Van der Sloot is currently behind bars in Peru, convicted of killing a business student there.

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