“Tiger King” breakout star Joe Exotic has reportedly hired a limo and a glam squad as President Donald Trump is expected to issue pardons before his departure from office tomorrow.
Eric Love, who is part of Exotic’s legal team, told KOCO that he is “absolutely confident” he will be pardoned. A 257-page application was reportedly filed on Exotic’s behalf last September.
Love revealed to Metro that the first thing Exotic, 57, plans to do as a free man is get a haircut. Exotic reportedly also plans to get pizzas, steak, and possibly a McRib.
“We’re confident enough we already have a limousine parked about half a mile from the prison. We are really in action mode right now,” Love told the news outlet. “I’ve got make-up, wardrobe, the whole unit that will come up.”
Love said the limousine hired for Exotic will take him to a secure location, according to KCCO. The attorney declined to say if Exotic will return to Oklahoma.
“We’re going to gain Joe’s freedom, but guess who we’re coming after? Everyone who was responsible for setting Joe up,” Love told KCCO.
“It’s audio recordings. It’s people saying exactly what I said – they set him up. It’s ugly, man. It’s real ugly.
Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Texas for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against his rival, Carole Baskin, 59. The “Tiger King” co-star was also convicted of wildlife violations.
During the popular Netflix series, Exotic accused Baskin of being involved in the 1997 disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis, who was last seen leaving their home in Tampa, Florida.
Baskin has repeatedly denied involvement in her husband’s disappearance. Hillsborough County police have said Baskin is not considered a suspect.
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