Van der Sloot’s ‘friend’ refused US entry

The man who helped secretly record Joran van der Sloot confessing to disposing of Natalee Holloway’s body has been banned from entering the US, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

Patrick van der Eem was supposed to accompany crime reporter Peter R de Vries on a media tour about the case in the US but was sent back at the border because of his criminal record, the paper says.
Van der Eem, who plied Van der Sloot with marijuana during their conversations, has made no secret of his drugs convictions.
Meanwhile, the Aruban justice department has said it will decide after this weekend whether Van der Sloot will be arrested again in connection with the disappearance of 18-year-old Holloway.
Earlier this week, the examining judge said the revelations in De Vries’ tv show were not serious enough to merit arresting the Dutch student for the third time.

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