‘Tiger King’: Jeff Lowe Addresses Being Accused of Setting Up Joe Exotic

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jeff Lowe - Tiger King

There was a time when Jeff Lowe and Joseph Maldonado-Passage, often known as Joe Exotic, had been working collectively. But that soured and Lowe took over G.W. Zoo.

This was lined in Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness and Maldonado-Passage accused Lowe of setting him as much as go to jail. Lowe is now addressing this accusation.

Joe Exotic of ‘Tiger King’ was accused of a number of crimes

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Lowe stated he was tipped off by a cashier at his financial institution that Maldonado-Passage was being investigated within the Tiger King episode, “The Noble Thing to Do.” That’s as a result of there was federal warrant to look into Lowe’s checking account that Maldonado-Passage had entry to. Lowe claimed the zoo proprietor solid his identify on checks to take cash from G.W. Zoo and put it towards his political marketing campaign.

Lowe confronted Maldonado-Passage for this and it was filmed. He then kicked Maldonado-Passage out of the park. According to G.W. Zoo supervisor, John Reinke, Maldonado-Passage burned data earlier than leaving with a few of his animals.

Jeff Lowe cooperated with federal brokers to assist indict him

James Garretson claimed in the identical episode that he was there when Lowe and Maldonado-Passage talked about hiring somebody to homicide Carole Baskin. Lowe stated Maldonado-Passage needed somebody to “get her” whereas she was driving her bike. Lowe admitted to the place she rode her bike on Google Earth throughout this dialog.

Allen Glover claimed Maldonado-Passage tried to rent him to do it. In the top, Garreston turned a confidential informant and discovered their plan. He then teamed up with Lowe.

Lowe revealed Maldonado-Passage paid Glover $3,000 to kill Baskin. Lowe was then recorded speaking to Glover about getting paid to get immunity. Maldonado-Passage was sentenced to 22 years in jail and was discovered responsible of of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife data, making an attempt to rent somebody to homicide, and violating the Endangered Species Act

Maldonado-Passage claimed he was arrange. “Allen is Jeff’s right-hand man. That’s what makes no sense to all this,” Maldonado-Passage stated. He later added, “But I knew something was going to come down sooner or later because Jeff and James was con-artist buddies. They record everything. Because that’s how they blackmail you.”

Lowe stated they didn’t snitch

Jeff Lowe - Tiger King
Jeff Lowe – Tiger King | Netflix

Lowe is now responding to the accusation that he and his spouse, Lauren Dropla arrange Maldonado-Passage to be arrested. “We did not do anything,” he instructed Entertainment Tonight. “We did not rat on Joe. We did not snitch on Joe.”

Lowe went on to speak concerning the accusation. “It’s sad that people think that we set him up, but what we did was we protected ourselves,” he stated. “Lauren and I didn’t do anything wrong, so I’m not about to take the fall for Joe’s crimes.”

He then defined his purpose for turning on his former business associate. “When the feds started investigating Joe and we were tipped off by the confidential informant… we knew that we had no choice. We had to tell them what we knew,” he stated. “We handed them over our cell phones, our bank accounts, whatever they asked for we gave them, cooperated fully.”

Lowe is one other participant that isn’t blissful concerning the Netflix sequence. He stated he “absolutely” seems like he was exploited and so they weren’t precisely portrayed.

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