Oklahoma's "Tiger King" Joe Exotic sentenced to 22 years in federal prison

Published: Jan. 22, 2020 at 1:50 PM CST
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Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, was sentenced to 22 in federal prison Wednesday after he was convicted in a murder-for-hire plot and found guilty of more than a dozen wildlife charges last year.

A jury

of conspiring to kill Florida animal rights activist

killing five tigers and offering to sell tiger cubs.

Maldonado-Passage was the owner and operator of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Garvin County, Oklahoma.


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