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Joe Francis Nailed Again!

4/11/2007 7:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis"Girls Gone Wild" porntrepreneur Joe Francis has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, for illegally deducting over $20 million in phony receipts from previous tax returns.

As first reported by thesmokinggun.com, court documents say Francis transferred millions of dollars from an offshore bank account to a U.S. brokerage account. If found guilty, Francis could face 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

On Tuesday, Francis was arrested at a Florida airport on an unrelated charge. A judge cited him for contempt of court after settlement talks soured with seven women who accused him of victimizing them by filming them in sexual situations while they were underage and on spring break in Panama City.

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caroline    

First =)

2699 days ago
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JEB    

Turn out the lights. This party is over.

2699 days ago
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mickey lou    

Tax Evasion? Whoa! He''ll get jail time and Snoop with 11 arrest is running around free!
Justice at work, our tax $'s hard at work!

2699 days ago
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antiAMERICAN IDOL    

HERE COMES THE JUDGE, HERE COMES THE JUDGE.

Can you spell G-R-E-E-D. All that money from those porno tapes but Joe wants more.

HERE COMES THE JUDGE, HERE COMES THE JUDGE.

2699 days ago
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Angie    

Is it just me, or is this guy really REALLY a scum bucket? For all the things he COULD have gotten busted for and spend some time in jail for, this has to be the least offensive thing I could think of. Seriously.

2699 days ago
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d    

GOOD LET TYRONE YES TYRONE (IS THAT RACIST??? WHO CARES) FILL HIM UP A LITTLE.

2699 days ago
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kim    

PLEEEEEEEASE send this prick to jail! that would be so fabulous!

2699 days ago
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SteverB    

d, I believe the proper name is Bubba, not Tyrone. "Tyrone" could be considered racist when used in this sort of context....

With that said, yeah, Francis will probably be VERY popular in jail -- good job, Joe!!

2699 days ago
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buddha00man    

sad day for porn :{

2699 days ago
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Paulie Wants a Cracker    

I don't like what he does for a living but you have to give it to him, he made lots of money. I still don't understand why people just dont pay taxes, the IRS gets you every single time. Did I mention Karma is a bitch. He is weird and I think all the girls who want to get on his movies have low self esteem, didnt your mommie raise you better your such nasty ho's with dried out dingleberries. hehe

2699 days ago
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Hal    

He's a nobody. A scum bag. Pond scum.

2699 days ago
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sk8rgurl    

Good...maybe he'll disappear into the woodwork for a while

2699 days ago
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M H    

karma finally catching up to the greedy scummy bastard

2699 days ago
14.

Trish    

To see Joe Francis in prison garb with chains on his legs, waist, and wrists,
go to
www.newsherald.com

Then read his bio at www.wikipedia.com

Karma is a bitch, Joe.

Joe Francis, Don Imus, and Bernie McJerk --- male pigs who've belittled women too many times.

2699 days ago
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Save Joe Francis     

Can't wait to see the "Joe Gone Wild" video with the new butt buddies he's going to meet in prison!!

2699 days ago
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