Donald Trump is OUT. But unfortunately for the TIGER KING, Joe Exotic, he remains IN.
Donald Trump, pardoned or commuted 143 people, in his last hurrah as President.
A pardon, is the complete forgiveness of a crime and restores full rights of citizenship. Whilst, a commutation, is the substitution of a lesser penalty for that given after a conviction for a crime. The penalty can be lessened in severity, in duration, or both.
Joe Exotic, the self proclaimed Tiger King, is currently serving a 22 year sentence for two counts of murder-for-hire, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records, and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species.
Joe Exotic’s legal team were so confident that he would receive a pardon or commutation from Trump, that they had organised a limo and hair and makeup artists to collect Mr Exotic from his correctional facility.