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Tiger King star Doc Antle is arrested by FBI on 'money laundering charges' in South Carolina

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Doc Antle, a wild animal trainer featured in the popular Tiger King series on Netflix, has been arrested by the FBI in South Carolina on money laundering charges.

According to TMZ, the 62-year-old was booked in Horry County just after 3:30 p.m. local time Friday, with federal law enforcement sources confirming 'the charges have to do with money laundering.'

The owner of Myrtle Beach Safari - born Bhagavan Antle - is set to appear in court next week. 

This is not the first legal issue Antle - who has long been the target of criticism over his wildlife tropical preserve - has faced. 

In October 2020, the American animal trainer was indicted for felony wildlife trafficking in Virginia, after he allegedly trafficked lion cubs between South Carolina and Virginia.

As per the state's attorney general, Doc was charged with one felony count of wildlife trafficking, one felony count of conspiracy to wildlife traffic, and 13 misdemeanor charges relating to animal cruelty and the Endangered Species Act.