Joran van der Sloot arrested in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile

The criminal complaint against Joran van der Sloot also accuses him of promising to describe the circumstances of Holloway's death.

The U.S. attorney filed the charge Thursday in federal court in Birmingham.

According to a sworn statement, van der Sloot got a partial payment of $15,000 wired to a Netherlands bank.

The name of the person paying the money was not given. Van der Sloot has long been a suspect in the 18-year-old Alabama woman's disappearance.

Van der Sloot was arrested Thursday in Chile in the death of a 21-year-old woman from Peru.

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