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(CNN) -- The FBI paid Joran van der Sloot $25,000 in an undercover investigation of a plot to extort money from Natalee Holloway's mother, a federal law enforcement official told CNN Wednesday.
The FBI and U.S. Attorneys Office in Alabama arranged for a meeting where an undercover agent paid van der Sloot $10,000 in cash and another $15,000 in a wire transfer for information van der Sloot allegedly promised would lead to Holloway's body in Aruba, a source familiar with the case said. The meeting took place in May, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Alabama.
Originally posted by Mike Stivic
i thought entrapment was against the law? even if the FBI is not to blame for the peruvian girls death, it still is a testament to the shadey way they persue "justice"
Originally posted by ThaLoccster
reply to post by ressiv
It does seem like giving him that money did help to facillitate her murder. Who knows if he would have continued his trip without the money.
I don't know rather the FBI did the wrong or right thing, but it is an interesting development in this sad tale.