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Joe Francis Free in Nevada, Still a Wanted Man

6/5/2007 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis"Girls Gone Wild" pimpresario Joe Francis is finally a free man in Nevada, but his problems are far from over.

After spending nearly one month in federal custody on charges of federal tax evasion, United States Magistrate Judge Robert A. McQuaid issued an order permitting Francis to be released on $1.5 million bail late Monday afternoon. But as TMZ suggested last week, the win could clear the way for officials in Florida to drag the embattled sexecutive down south to face even more charges, including sexual performance with a minor and bringing contraband into the county jail where he was holed up for a month.

In a statement to TMZ, Francis' lawyer Aaron Dyer said: "We are pleased with today's decision. The Court conducted a very thorough analysis of the facts and determined that Mr. Francis' release is appropriate in this case. The Court ruled that the conditions of Mr. Francis' bail were sufficient to compel Mr. Francis to appear in court and to comply with Court orders. Now this allows us to address the issue of bail in his Florida case."

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1.

Startmakingsense    

Hyde must be empty these days

2516 days ago
2.

Mission    

1.5 million bail? *whistle*

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Save Jericho!

http://www.myspace.com/savejerichonow

2516 days ago
3.

PrettyIrishWoman    

It sure feels nice to be wanted...right Joe?

2516 days ago
4.

glad Adam's show is defunct    

Scumbag, pedophile-throw his ass back in to the general prison population....

2516 days ago
5.

Sean Bresnahan    

It was Joe's ego and arrogance that really did him in. He never should have pissed that Florida judge off...

2516 days ago
6.

Daphne    

Joe Francis has a beautiful place in Mexico, why doesn't he go there.

Or perhaps the ski slopes of Switzerland would be to his liking,since Switzerland does not extradite.

Jesus, you'd think he has enough Millions stashed away to get away from American prisons. And the millions are still rolling in.

I would stay out of Florida if I were him - those fanatical southern "Christians" are out to get him. Never mind the fact that they voted in Bush, the war criminal.

RUN,Joe!!!!

2516 days ago
7.

jim    

I think this guy is headed for a tough life. Just give up the sex videos, take your profits and start a new life.

http://www.StayAwayFromThesePeople.com

2516 days ago
8.

Terry    

Maria # 7
Take your meds for goodness sake and calm the hysteria. Some how you managed to add Christians, Bush, the war, along with a porno pimp
( Advocating his running from the law) All in one post! Life with you must be one angry carpet ride.

2516 days ago
9.

Debbie    

Paris is in the pokey for basically nothing and this guy is a total sleeze and he's out...go figure

2516 days ago
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cheryl222222222    

I think there are much more dangerous men in the world than Francis. I know how underage girls lie and manipulate to get what they want, including 15 seconds of fame. Personally, I feel bad for him, I could of easily been one of those underage girls, who knowingly allowed videotaping, then when someone got busted--cried unconsentual. Good luck Joe!



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2516 days ago
11.

Lisa    

"Bringing contraband into a county jail" in florida means that they found something that you probobly forgot you even had on you when they went through your stuff when you first arrived at the jail. Like a roach in your purse for example. The purse that they are in possesion of and you can't get to anyway. And then they try to make a big deal out of it and charge you with a felony. Trust me I know.

2516 days ago
12.

Terry    

I hope Florida gets him. But they may not...yet

He cannot stop at girls 17 and 18 in order to stay in the money he is used to, Earned the only way he knows how.
He will (if not already) go for younger and younger girls. Where dose it stop?
The guy is weak, Took the easy way up as a pimp predator. Should not surprize him to be free falling.

2516 days ago
13.

jiggygato    

oh my God...please please please...no.
Do we really have ot look at this person again?

He a the supreme example of what is wrong with the world.

Please no more photos of this slimy specimen of bacteria on a big pile of dog poo poo.
this guy is a maggot.

2516 days ago
14.

christine    

I bet this guy is already on a plane out of the country. he dont want to go back to jail.he is a freak and they love freaks in prison.he cried all the time he was there, run joe while you can..

2516 days ago
15.

Queen B    

Hey joe baby thank-you.

2516 days ago
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