Joe Exotic’s lawyers happen to be busy filing a trove of legal documents inside a bid for any possible new trial.
The ‘Tiger King’ star, legally referred to as Frederick Maldonado-Passage, is presently serving a 22-year prison sentence regarding the an array of federal crimes, such as the killing of 5 tigers, falsifying wildlife records, and also the botched murder-for-hire plan of massive cat activist Carole Baskin.
On April 1, Maldonado-Passage’s lawyers filed an expansive 67-page court motion seeking a brand new trial within the U.S. District Court within the Western District of Oklahoma. The imprisoned exotic animal collector also filed a extended legal brief on Tuesday requesting redress in the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
The brand new wave of court filings “tells the storyline that was never told in ‘Tiger King’ or Mr. Maldonado’s criminal trial,” the jailed Netflix star’s attorney John M. Phillips told Archiweekend.com on Wednesday.
“The 169 exhibits mounted on it’s the story,” Phillips added. “Merely searching within the titles towards the exhibits shows a few of the new evidence we’ve acquired, including countless recorded telephone calls which show Mr. Maldonado was set-up, evidence Mr. [Shaun] Lowe and Mr. [James] Garretson were built with a deep-seeded hate of Mrs. [Carole] Baskin and need to harm her and both Mr. Lowe and Mr. Garrettson brag concerning the favorable treatment they caused by the us government despite their vast criminal misconduct and documented histories of mistreatment of creatures.”
The exhibits incorporated photographs, videos, texts and recorded telephone calls, which allegedly implicate numerous key cooperating government witnesses, including Shaun Lowe, his wife Lauren Lowe, Allen Glover and James Garretson in a conspiracy to commit perjury, based on the recently filed motion, which Archiweekend.com acquired.
The motion also accuses prosecutors of committing numerous Brady Violations by neglecting to reveal possible exculpatory evidence to Maldonado-Passage’s legal team.
“This new evidence is of these a significant nature it justifies the Court’s granting of the new trial,” the documents claim. “The jury wasn’t because of the chance to listen to important testimony that bore on important issues within the situation. The actual ‘controversy’ wasn’t fully attempted and for that reason, a brand new trial is needed. The integrity from the justice system should afford a jury the chance to listen to and assess the evidence.”
Maldonado-Passage’s legal team, who also accused federal prosecutors of the perjury conspiracy, say their exhibits contain extensive evidence of fraud and collusion.
“I can tell this for several: Frederick Maldonado deserves and will receive a hearing which informs the actual story,” Phillips added. “It’s frequently in the slow, frustrating pace from the justice system, but it’ll happen and individuals might find Joe Exotic and individuals who set him in another light.
Maldonado-Passage also issued an itemized statement from prison on social networking through his legal team.
“I sit here wasting my existence away since the U.S. Attorney in OKC doesn’t care enough to confess they arrested me and required me to trial using a lot of people they understood then and also the world knows now done only lied to take advantage of me of my existence. Stopping the general public from petting tigers and cubs means more towards the Department of Justice than perjury, fabricated evidence along with a plot to kill me does,” Maldonado-Passage authored inside a statement printed to Twitter on Wednesday.
The previous zookeeper also accused Oklahoma City federal prosecutors of masking “sex trafficking, charge card fraud plus much more to push this Big Cat Safety Act Diary for Carole Baskin and PETA.”
“I was punished with 20 bulls–t paper charges for requesting a good trial on 2 bogus bulls–t murder-for-hire charges the planet now knows was all composed but here’ sit awaiting our Attorney General to provide a s–t,” he added.
In November, Maldonado-Passage confirmed he’d been diagnosed with cancer of the prostate. He stated he required to undergo a minimum of 25 more radiation treatments.
This past year, an appellate judge found the trial judge had erred in tallying Maldonado-Passage’s 22-year sentence. A 3-judge panel for that U.S. Court of Appeals for that tenth Circuit in Denver ruled the trial court unfairly treated his two convictions individually, instead of concurrently, under sentencing guidelines.
Maldonado-Passage received a 21-year sentence at his The month of january resentencing hearing
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