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May312011

Legal Rep for Joran Van Der Sloot Resigns

Sebastian Silva/AFP/Getty Images(LIMA, Peru) -- Joran van deer Sloot, accused of murder in the death of Stephany Flores in Peru, has lost his legal counsel.  His attorney Maximo Altez resigned Tuesday, according to Dutch media reports.

Dutch News reports that Altez had grown tired of having disputes with Van der Sloot over money and his defense strategy.  Altez also argued with American lawyers representing his client, who said last week that Van der Sloot was ready to be extradited to the U.S. even though Peru had no extradition treaty with the U.S.

Altez told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he is prepared to provide legal counsel to Van der Sloot regarding a separate case which concerns the violation of his human rights after his arrest.

Van deer Sloot has also been implicated in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, an American teenager who went missing during a high school trip to Aruba nearly six years ago.

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