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Feds: Francis Paid Off Guards with Raider Tix

7/25/2009 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Federal agents believe there's a reason Girls Gone Wild kingpin Joe Francis had such a wonderful time during his 2007 jail stint in Reno -- they claim he bought off his jailers with gifts, including tickets to see the Oakland Raiders!

Three former Washoe County jail employees were arrested for allegedly taking all sorts of lavish gifts from the porn king in exchange for jail favors -- like unrestricted phone use, the ability to sneak in food and protection from disciplinary action.

According to the feds, Aaron Weinstein, one of Joe's GGW producers played the role of delivery man -- allegedly dropping off a slew of gifts to the jail employees, including a $4500 Cartier watch, a $5000 gift card to Sax Fifth Avenue, $3,200 in cash, a big screen TV, a home entertainment system, airline tickets, and, of course, tickets to see the Oakland Raiders lose.

Weinstein was also arrested and charged with paying off a public official. If convicted, he faces up to 2 years in prison and serious cash fines.

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GERALD    

WOW !!! TMZ KEEP THE MICHAEL JACKSON STUFF UP YOUR DOING GREAT!!! THE DOCTORS ARE GOING TO JAIL..
WE WANT MORE MJ STUFF!!! AUTOPSY PICS....THANKS TMZ

1853 days ago
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GERALD    

LOL THAT'S FUNNY

1853 days ago
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GERALD    

HA HA I'M FIRST NOW !!!!! LOL

1853 days ago
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who dat    

Joe is a douche who is going to prison for at least 3-5 on tax charges.

1853 days ago
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Puleeeez    

If/when they are convicted, they can all SHARE accomodations in the Federal lockup. It'll be just like old times.

1853 days ago
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kb    

$10 says that he pissed off some feds because their daughters were flashing on his videos.

1853 days ago
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balls    

balls

1853 days ago
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nkn    

correction...SAKS Fifth Avenue...not sax...

1853 days ago
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Motley sue    

I met the father of the girl (she's 21) who is dating Joe on a flight to Denver. (She missed the flight with her family...on their way to Oklahoma (via lax and denver?). Pops apparently loves the limelight when he comes to LA on Joe's dime. The funny part is ~ that although he "tried" not to tell me who his young daughters boyfriend was....he dropped hints the entire flight. It was super annoying. I was trying to sleep. Finally after the gadzillionth time he brought it up ~ aka we had dinner at mister chows and the paps went nutz bs...i finally said. ok who is your daughter living with (he had to tell me, they live in Bel Air on the top of the hill ~ and that some rapper had played a party he was at - like I even care). bottom line ~ Daddy is proud of all of his other daughters boyfriends, but loves the perks he gets from Joe, whether he approves of him or not. He never found out ~ as i didn't disclose - i work for a major rock band and found his bs offensive and droll.

1853 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Just checking in to make sure that someone had used "douche" to describe Francis.

1853 days ago
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mfiasco    

Since when is tickets to see the Oakland Raiders a good thing?

1853 days ago
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2drk2fck    

so his buddy got arrested but is this head cheese in jail yet or still on the highest coke hill in LA?

1853 days ago
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mack    

Ya my daughter is dating someone famous B S LOL, and u believed that?

1853 days ago
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Kay    

Sounds like Joe needs to redo his time the way it should have been done the first time.

1853 days ago
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Babyfacemagee    

Just how many girls has Joe Francis raped in his life? He's a piece of dog sh*t. If you google Joe Francis and Rape there are stories of how he lures young girls, often underage, to his van while they're drunk...also underage and takes advantage of them. I know several people in the LA area that have seen this guy destroy girls lives and ruin families all because he's a pathological narcissist. I hope they lock him up again. He's a waste of life.

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