Tiger King’s Doc Antle is currently a subject of much controversy. According to federal prosecutors, Antle was reportedly involved in some illegal business where he laundered about half a million dollars. That’s not the first time someone from the ‘Tiger King’ has come under fire.

TMZ reports the star’s federal indictment became public on Monday after his arrest by the FBI in South Carolina last week. The indictment revealed what has he exactly been indicted for, and it’s quite a shocker.

Antle is facing 2 counts of money laundered, and has allegedly laundered around $500k along with another person from the company who was in on the whole thing.

According to the report, the other alleged culprit is Andrew Sawyer. The two have been colluding and laundering money since 2019 using a scheme where they would take cash in exchange for writing checks, with the fee for turning black money into white.

The federal prosecutors reportedly accused them of charging a 15% fee on laundering the money. The FBI was also active in the investigation behind the scenes, and had two informants collecting information on them. They claim to have audio recordings and tapes that incriminate both the men.

Doc has been under tremendous heat ever since he received attention through ‘Tiger King.’ His operation of a Myrtle Beach wildlife preserve, where he keeps various animals in an environment akin to a zoo, has become a center of his criminal activities too. He was indicted on the state level for trafficking lion cubs, which he denied.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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