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Joe Exotic’s team continue mission to free Tiger King star after Donald Trump denies presidential pardon

Joe Exotic’s team are continuing their mission to get him freed from prison after he was denied a pardon from president Donald Trump.

The Tiger King star, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was hoping to be granted clemency from his 22-year sentence for animal abuse and the murder for hire plot of his rival Carole Baskin. In fact, his legal team was so confident, a limo had been waiting for him nearby his jail.

In total, Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of 143 people in the early hours of Wednesday morning, just hours before the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden.

However, Exotic’s name was not on the list.

While he’s not been freed, Exotic’s team aren’t losing hope and still plan to pursue their fight for justice.

In a statement shared on social media, pardon appeal attorney Francisco Hernandez wrote: ‘It is the president’s constitutional right to pardon and we have to accept and respect his use of discretion.


‘Our mission is just and continues.’

He added: ‘Score remains 0:0 at the end of the first quarter. After an aggressive first quarter hail Mary, team tiger didn’t score. Three quarters to go. #freejoeexotic.’

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Exotic is serving 22 years in prison (Picture: AP)

Speaking to earlier this week, private investigator Eric Love said Exotic’s team was so confident he’d be pardoned that they had a limo ‘parked half a mile from the prison’.

‘We are really in action mode right now,’ Love told us:

‘I’ve got make-up, wardrobe, the whole unit that will come up. The first thing Joe wants to do, he wants his hair done.’

While Exotic remains behind bars, Trump did pardon the likes of Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.

Tiger King is available to stream on Netflix.

Credit: Original article published here.

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