Joe Exotic’s lawyers so confident of Donald Trump pardon they’ve ‘booked a limo’ to pick him up from prison

Harriet Brewis
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Watch: Joe Exotic has limousine waiting outside prison

Joe Exotic’s lawyers are so confident he will be pardoned by Donald Trump they have booked a limo to pick him up from prison, it is reported.

The Tiger King star, who is currently serving a 22-year sentence for plotting to kill his rival Carol Baskin and for animal cruelty, is hoping to be released by the incumbent US president on Tuesday.

Private investigator Eric Love, who is leading Exotic’s case, said his legal team is planning on whisking the Netflix documentary protagonist away from FMC Prison in Texas.

He told The Sun that “Team Tiger” had already booked a stretch-truck limousine, to take Exotic – real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage – to a secret location to recuperate from his time behind bars.

"We have the limousine fueled up and driver standing by,” Mr Love told the paper. “We are ready for the party.”

Mr Trump is expected to issue more than 100 pardons and commutations on his last full day in office before Joe Biden takes control of the White House.

<p>Joe Exotic’s team feel ‘confident’ that the Tiger King star will be granted clemency by Donald Trump</p>

Joe Exotic’s team feel ‘confident’ that the Tiger King star will be granted clemency by Donald Trump

These are set to include rapper Lil Wayne who faces 10 years in jail after being found with a loaded, gold-plated handgun when his private jet landed in Miami in December 2019.

Speaking about why he believes Exotic will be among the select group, Mr Love told the Metro: “I think the president has sided with us and I believe it will take most of the limelight away from president-elect Joe Biden.”

The lawyer said he had prepared a preemptive video message thanking the outgoing president for his generosity to Exotic.

“Last night, I shot a congratulatory video thanking Donald Trump so we have it queued up and ready to go,” he told the Metro.

Asked what Exotic’s plans include if he is released from the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Mr Love said: “The first thing Joe wants to do? He wants his hair done.

“He hasn’t had his hair done in two-and-a-half years. That’s the first order of business. Then we’ll probably go and get some pizzas, steak, maybe a McRib.”

Watch: Trump to reportedly issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday

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