An Oklahoma judge ruled in favour of Baskin's Big Cat Rescue Corporation Monday in its lawsuit against the Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC, (GWDC). The current owners have 120 days to vacate Tiger King Park, including removing all zoo animals from the land.
Per Court House News, Maldonado-Passage - better known a Joe Exotic - committed fraud in 2011 when he transferred the properties to his mother, Shirley M. Schreibvogel in order to keep it out of reach for creditors should Baskin's company, Big Cat Rescue, win a lawsuit against Maldonado-Passage.
"Schreibvogel also admitted in 2015, via a confession of judgment she entered into to resolve a lawsuit filed against her by the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee overseeing Joe Maldonado's personal bankruptcy estate, that the zoo land was fraudulently transferred to her by Joe Maldonado in 2011 to avoid his creditors". He and his wife, Lauren, tell TMZ, "We have long anticipated that the judge would eventually undo the 2016 land transfer".
As you will no doubt remember, Exotic - real name Joe Maldonado-Passage - is now serving a 22-year prison sentence for attempting to hire a man to kill his longtime rival Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue.