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OffbeatOklahoma zookeeper accused of killing 5 tigers, selling cubs

23:05  08 november  2018
23:05  08 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor already accused in a murder-for-hire plot has been indicted on 19 new counts accusing him of killing tigers and selling tiger cubs .

A former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor already accused in a murder-for-hire plot has been indicted on 19 new counts accusing The new charges accuse him of killing five tigers in October 2017 and selling and offering to sell tiger cubs in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Oklahoma zookeeper accused of killing 5 tigers, selling cubs © The Associated Press This photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Passage, a former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor already accused in a murder-for-hire plot was indicted Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, on 19 additional counts accusing him of killing five tigers and illegally selling tiger cubs. A federal grand jury handed up the new charges against Maldonado-Passage, who uses the name "Joe Exotic" and formerly operated a zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY — A former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor already accused in a murder-for-hire plot has been indicted on 19 new counts accusing him of killing tigers and selling tiger cubs.

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Oklahoma City: A former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor, already accused in a murder-for-hire plot, has been indicted on 19 new counts accusing him of killing tigers and selling tiger cubs .

A former US zookeeper accused of trying to hire someone to kill the operator of an animal sanctuary stands accused of killing tigers and selling tiger cubs . A former Oklahoma zookeeper and candidate for governor already accused in a murder-for-hire plot has been indicted on 19 new counts

A federal grand jury unsealed the charges Wednesday against 55-year-old Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who's known as "Joe Exotic" and formerly operated a zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Maldonado-Passage ran unsuccessfully for Oklahoma governor this year.

Maldonado-Passage was indicted in September for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill the operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary. He's pleaded not guilty.

The new charges accuse him of killing five tigers in October 2017 and selling and offering to sell tiger cubs in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

His attorney, William P. Earley, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

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