Joe Exotic’s legal team expect a pardon from President Donald Trump ‘very soon’ and are ready to pick him up in a limo from a Fort Worth prison to immediately get his hair done before seeing his husband Dillon Passage.
Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, has served roughly two years of a 22-year sentence after he was convicted on 17 federal charges in 2019 for animal abuse and an attempted murder-for-hire plot on Carole Baskin.
Maldonado-Passage, 57, who owned and operated the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, shot to fame after Netlfix released its hit Tiger King series at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
We delivered everything that I want to do on this project and I am absolutely confident that we will receive the pardon tomorrow. I worked very hard on it,’ he told KOCO on Monday.
Team Tiger has Dodge SUV limo rented from Heaven on Wheels ‘standing by’ to whisk Maldonado-Passage from FMC Prison in Fort Worth ‘to a secure location.’
Trump is expected to issue a flurry of 100 presidential pardons including Exotic and rapper Lil Wayne on his last full day in office, reports said.
Last week, Exotic’s legal team flew to Washington D.C. to meet with White House aides for a last-minute pardon discussion.
Love told The Sun that the ‘exit plan’ to take Exotic to a luxury ranch also includes a helicopter.
‘The first thing that will happen: Joe will be taken off site and then placed in a helicopter with myself and a security team and an additional helicopter, we are going to go to a remote ranch, that’s remote to Fort Worth,’ Love told The Sun.
Love added that Exotic will need about 48 hours of ‘decompression’ after being ‘institutionalized.’
Team Tiger will ‘make sure that he is loved, appreciated, catered to,’ Love told the outlet.
‘He’s made it very clear, he wants to make sure his hair is done before he sees Dillon, and that’s important,’ he said.
‘You always want to be the best for your spouse and we can certainly agree and embrace that and we will facilitate that.’
Love added that Exotic ‘is a very flamboyant person’ and will receive the full ‘platinum’ service.
In September, Exotic he wrote Trump a letter pleading for an early release from prison while his representatives spent around $10,000 at Trump’s D.C. hotel in a bid to help his cause.