A former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate and zookeeper known as Joe Exotic has pleaded not guilty to new charges.
Joe Maldonado-Passage was indicted for killing federally protected Tigers to make more room for bigger cats at his exotic animal park in Wynnewood. He appeared in a federal courtroom on Wednesday to enter a plea.
He’s already been arrested in an alleged murder-for-hire plot against a Florida woman who sued him for bad business practices and won a $1 million judgment.
His next court date is set for January 8, 2019.
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