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Joe Exotic Of 'Tiger King' Moved To New Facility After Cancer Diagnosis

FILE-In this file photo from August 28, 2013, Joseph Maldonado Passage is seen visiting the Wynnewood zoo that he once ran. His attorney said that the ex-zookeeper had been moved to North Carolina as a federal prisoner after receiving a diagnosis of cancer. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, a prominent figure in a NetflixA documentary series was transferred from the United States to North Carolina. Federal inmates were released. a cancer diagnosisAccording to the attorney, he is.

Joe Exotic (real name Joseph Maldonado Passage) was transferred on board a plane from Fort Worth to Butner in North Carolina late Tuesday or Wednesday. John Phillips, the defense attorney, said that this happened. Phillips posted his Saturday statement via Twitter, saying that Maldonado Passage had originally been scheduled to be transferred late this month.

Phillips said Maldonado-Passage told him that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was getting medical treatment and tests “for a host of issues.” Phillips said prison medical care “isn’t the best and justice is slow.”

“It’s a competition of life and liberty no one wants any part of,” he added.

The July issue of a federal appeals court ruled Maldonado Passage deserves a lower sentence…




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