According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Exotic (real name: Joseph Maldonado-Passage) has officially filed an appeal in federal court.
Back in January, Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to kill a rival Carole Baskin along with various crimes relating to animal abuse. Exotic has been serving his time at Grady County Jail in Chickasha, OK but is in the process of being transferred.
Exotic plead not guilty to the charges and believes he is the victim of a conspiracy between his ex-Zoo partner and government agencies. As The Blast first reported, the “Tiger King” star recently filed a $94 million-dollar lawsuit against his ex-partner Jeff Lowe along with the U.S. Federal Wildlife Service and the United State Department of Interior.