The man suspected in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway is facing charges related to the case.
Jordan van der Sloot was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he tried to extort a quarter of a million dollars from Holloway's mother.
The charges stem from claims van der Sloot tried to solicit the money from Beth Holloway in exchange for info on where her daughter was buried.
Holloway disappeared while on a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005. She was 18 at the time.
Van der Sloot is currently in prison in Peru where he is charged with murder in the death of a 21-year-old Lima student.