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Joseph Maldonado-Passage, the star of “Tiger King” better known as Joe Exotic, was transferred to a prison medical center.
The transfer comes after Maldonado-Passage was placed “in COVID-19 segregation”, as her husband Dillon Passage put it, because he may have been exposed while in another prison.
The New York Post has obtained prison records that indicate that Maldonado-Passage was transferred to the Federal Medical Center Forth Worth operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
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Maldonado-Passage is currently serving a 22-year sentence for his involvement in a murder conspiracy against Carole Baskin, his rival in the security industry, and especially the big cats.
Exotic is also said to have filed a $ 94 million lawsuit against several government agencies and its former prison trading partner.
People magazine reported the filing, citing court documents, that the former zoo keeper was looking for nearly $ 74 million in lost personal property, 18 years of research and full care of 200 generic and crossbred tigers, which he claimed to have directed during boarding rate of $ 60 per day per animal.
In addition, Maldonado-Passage is claiming $ 15 million for false arrest, false imprisonment, selective enforcement and the death of his mother, Shirley, per person.
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In addition, the lawsuit – filed against the United States Department of the Interior, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other government officials – accuses the cohort of violating their civil rights, the newspaper said.
Maldonado-Passage claims in the Oklahoma court file, in which he represents himself and also refers to himself in the third person, that he was targeted by government groups named when tigers were killed added to the list of endangered species, which he said opened the door for them to press charges against him in order to push their so-called “animal rights advocacy program”.
Maldonado-Passage also alleges in the file that a wildlife officer “knowingly accepted statements he knew to be false, allowing his witnesses to lie under oath. Deceive a grand jury and not seek the truth to advance an animal rights program. False arrest, trapping, false imprisonment, all contributed to the death of my mother. “
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Meanwhile, Jeffrey Lowe, a Las Vegas businessman and former business partner of Maldonado-Passage, is also accused by the imprisoned country singer of making false statements to federal agents and is believed to have been at the avant-garde of a plot to steal the Maldonado-Passage zoo under his nose.
Julius Young of Fox News contributed to this report.