FORT WORTH, Texas – Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Unique, will stay behind bars regardless of a hoped-for pardon from President Donald Trump.
Unique was made well-known final 12 months by the Tiger King miniseries on Netflix and has been very public in his searching for of a pardon.
However when the record of presidential pardons and commutations was launched shortly earlier than midnight Tuesday by the White Home, his title was not on the record.
Earlier within the day, Unique and his authorized crew had been optimistic about their probabilities.
SKY4 discovered the limo he booked to select himself up from a jail in Tarrant County that was parked exterior of his lawyer’s workplace on Tuesday afternoon.
Unique was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in jail for a murder-for-hire plot involving nemesis Carole Baskin in addition to violating wildlife legal guidelines within the promoting and loss of life of some tigers.
Unique’s attorneys filed a pardon utility with the Division of Justice again in September.
Trump issued pardons and commutations for 143 individuals within the ultimate hours of his presidency. Among the many notable names: former advisor Steve Bannon, rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy.
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