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Judge Shows No Five-Day Mercy for Joe Francis

4/24/2007 5:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Florida judge whom Joe Francis called "out of his mind" and "a judge gone wild" may have bought the "Girls Gone Wild" pimpresario an extra year in federal jail by refusing to cut his 35-day sentence by just five days.

Yesterday, Francis' lawyer begged District Court Judge Richard Smoak to cut his 35-day sentence on federal contempt of court charges to 30. As the lawyer explained, having jail time of over 30 days on his record would change the sentencing guidelines in his federal case should he be convicted on tax evasion charges -- and could tack on up to a year of extra time in a federal penitentiary as a result. Judge Smoak disagreed, and left the sentence at 35 days.

Of course, one year, in the grand scheme of things, might not really matter for Francis, who, TMZ has learned, faces up to 100 years in Florida prison if convicted on all the felony charges he faces in that state. Those charges include use of a underage child in sexual performance and bringing contraband cash and drugs into his most recent home -- a county jail cell. Marshals were directed today by another judge to take custody of Francis the moment he's released from his current sentence on May 15 at 8:15 am.

Looks like Francis could get very used to that cell, even if it's driving him insane.

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Paul Sands    

Oh WHATEVER!!!!,
This guy is a total scumbag I agree ... However .... He didn't amass 40 Million dollars
out of thin air. Somebody is buying his videos. All the people out there with girls gone wild videos hidden under they're mattress should be ashamed and have contributed to the behaivior. I'm sure everyone in this country knows what "Girls Gone Wild" is because the dang commercials are plastered all over television and night.
It's so easy to point and laugh at the bad guy.....but think about this ... he is locked up and we know exactly where he is. What about all the guys who purchased his material ?

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR DAUGHTER IS TONIGHT ????
Oh wait I guess we don't have to actually be parents in this
country , we can just wait for the next convicted felon to blame
our lack of imparted social morals on.

2657 days ago
2.

Traycee    

Good for his ass! No one is above the law!!!

2707 days ago
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//    

I hope the scumbag cries himself to sleep every night while in jail--jerk off.

2707 days ago
4.

No one    

Karma's a bitch, ain't it, Joe?
hahahahaha

2707 days ago
5.

LoriC    

I hate to say it, but karma is a bitch, Joe Francis. Looks like you better get used to your jail cell.

If he is convicted of everything, or anything more than 2 years, he'll try to kill himself. He is that weak. I've always said that man is a waste of skin.

2707 days ago
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Chuck Degenres Whitley    

I hope the other prisoners exploit this asshole like he did with all og those girls he made so much money from.

2707 days ago
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mary poppins    

PLEASE take PARIS, LINDSAY, NICOLE & BRITTNEY WITH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wOULDN'T THAT MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE????????????

2707 days ago
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stac    

i wonder is paris is gonna sue shanna moakler for giving away her phone number and email....
check out this link and give paris a prank email or call http://collegecandy.com/2007/04/24/i-have-paris-hiltons-email-address/

2707 days ago
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Marty Columbus OHIO    

I feel bad for him ...PLEASE LET HIM OUT SOON GOD...... PARIS HILTON ROCKS!!


HELLO KRISTEN IN COLUMBUS OHIO!

VOTE FOR PARIS HILTON FOR PRESIDENT!

2707 days ago
10.

Mel    

Maybe he'll repent in prison.

2707 days ago
11.

ivy    

Hey Marty. Joe misses you and wants you to visit him in jail.

2707 days ago
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Christy    

The pig is getting what he deserves.
I hope they throw away the key.

2707 days ago
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Juniper    

And this is news.....because????????

2707 days ago
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go away    

He really thought that he was untouchable. You never piss off the judge who has your fait in his hands. He will be spending some time in jail.

2707 days ago
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Michelle    

#8--Marty--yikes, you are pathetic!!!!

2707 days ago
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