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Sunday, November 8, 2009

'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Joe Francis Gets Time Served in Tax Case

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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis' guilty plea to two misdemeanor counts of filing false tax returns (and one count of bribing Nevada jail workers in exchange for food) was accepted on Friday by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles. The judge sentenced Francis to time served and one year's probation and requires him to pay $250,000 in restitution. Francis acknowledged omitting over $500,000 in interest income on his 2003 tax return. Prosecutors had alleged that Francis took more than $20 million in fraudulent deductions in 2002 and 2003.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/11/girls-gone-wild.html

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Some of those girls were underage.

Posted by: Woody | Nov 9, 2009 4:30:57 PM

Ummm, "Mike Livingston," show me the part where he forced a girl to do something? Please, those girls knew that they were being videotaped and the purpose of the videotaping. People have to take responsibility for their actions.

Posted by: Captain Obvious | Nov 9, 2009 2:50:29 PM

I find it hard to have much sympathy for this guy. If he did this to my daughter I would have strangled him. Of course, I have two sons.

Posted by: mike livingston | Nov 8, 2009 6:55:58 PM