‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Moved To North Carolina Campus – NBC10 Philadelphia


According to his attorney, the former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, a featured character in the Netflix documentary series, has been transferred to a North Carolina medical facility for animals. federal prisoner after being diagnosed with cancer.

Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was put on a plane to be transferred from a federal medical center in Fort Worth, Texas, to a federal medical center in Butner, North Carolina, at the end. Tuesday or early Wednesday, defense attorney John Phillips said in a statement. Phillips, who tweeted his statement on Saturday, said Maldonado-Passage was originally scheduled to deliver later this month.

Phillips said Maldonado-Passage told him he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was receiving medical treatment and tests “for a range of issues.” Phillips said medical care in prison “wasn’t the best and justice was slow.”

“It’s a competition of life and freedom that no one wants any part of,” he added.

In July, a federal appeals court ruled that Maldonado-Passage should receive a shorter prison sentence for his role in a tenant-killer plot and violation of federal wildlife laws. .

In January 2020, he was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison after being found guilty of trying to hire two different men to kill Florida animal rights activist Carole Baskin. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found that the trial court misjudged those two counts separately when calculating his prison term according to sentencing guidelines.

The appellate trial panel said his counseling sentence should be from 17 and a half to less than 22 years, not from less than 22 to 27 years in prison as the trial court calculated.

Maldonado-Passage and his blonde mullet were featured in the Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness”.

Meanwhile, Baskin, of Tampa’s Big Cat Rescue, has lost track of trying to stop Netflix and a production company from using previously shot video of her and her husband in the “Tiger King” sequel. begins airing on November 17.

A federal magistrate judge issued a recommendation Friday rejecting Baskins’ attempt to block the use of the footage as a pre-emptive First Amendment restriction.

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