'Tiger King' star Doc Antle to be charged with money laundering following arrest: 보고서

연방 요원은 금요일 논란의 여지가있는 야생 동물 조련사를 체포했으며 J에서 구금되었습니다.. Conway의 루벤 장기 구금 센터, 사우스 캐롤라이나, 주말 내내.

뿔, the owner of the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina, is featured prominently in “타이거 킹: 살인, 신체 상해 및 광기,” ㅏ 2020 Netflix documentary miniseries that focused on tiger breeders and private zoo operators in the U.S.

The series focused heavily on Oklahoma zoo operator Joe Exotic, who also was targeted for animal mistreatment and was convicted in a plot to kill a rival, 캐롤 배스킨.

바가반 "문서" 뿔.

바가반 “문서” 뿔. (Horry County Sheriff’s Office)


The charges against Antle, 62, were expected to be formally announced during a court proceeding Monday afternoon in Florence, 사우스 캐롤라이나. The charges relate to allegations of money laundering, a person familiar with the matter told the AP on Saturday. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.

Animal rights advocates have accused Antle of mistreating lions and other wildlife. He was indicted in Virginia in 2020 on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges.

5 월, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asked the IRS to probe Antle’s Rare Species Fund, a nonprofit raising money for wildlife conservation. PETA alleges he uses some of the fund’s money to subsidize his safari site in Socastee outside Myrtle Beach.

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Doc Antle was arrested by the FBI on Friday, 유월 3, over federal money laundering charges.

Doc Antle was arrested by the FBI on Friday, 유월 3, over federal money laundering charges. (Jonathan Wiggs)

It’s fitting that ‘DocAntle is behind bars after years of locking up the endangered animals he uses in tawdry photo ops. His legal woes are mounting, as PETA recently blew the whistle on his apparent ‘charity’ scam, and the end to his reign of terrorizing tiger cubs can’t come soon enough,” said Debbie Metzler, associate director of PETA’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement division, 성명서.

그 동안에, in Virginia, Antle is facing two felony counts of wildlife trafficking and conspiracy to wildlife trafficking charges, 만큼 잘 13 misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act and animal cruelty charges tied to trafficking lion cubs. Those charges are scheduled to go to trial next month.

Doc Antle was featured in the "타이거 킹" 넷플릭스 다큐시리즈.

Doc Antle was featured in the “타이거 킹” 넷플릭스 다큐시리즈. (Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank)

Antle has a history of recorded violations, going as far back as 1989, when he was fined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for abandoning deer and peacocks at his zoo in Virginia. 수년에 걸쳐, he has more than 35 USDA violations for mistreating animals.

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