Infamous “Tiger King” Re-Sentenced To 21 Years For Murder Plot

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Joe Exotic was handed a new prison sentence on Friday.

A federal judge resentenced the “Tiger King” star, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, to 21 years in prison on Friday, rejecting pleas from the former zookeeper to free him from prison.

He was convicted in a murder-for-hire case involving animal welfare activist Carole Baskin. Both were featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”

Maldonado-Passage was resentenced after a federal appeals court ruled last year than improper sentencing guidelines were used.

Attorneys for the former Oklahoma zookeeper said he was postponing off his cancer treatments until after his resentencing.



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