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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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Joe Francis is a vile man. He should reserve his jail time... plus recent charges

1882 days ago

vile comments    

Francis is so disgusting. This articles tells the truth how he gets his drunk "volunteers":,0,2664370.story

1882 days ago


Corrections Officer is Nevada makes only $17 an hour..anyone can buy a person with that salary...Imagine how much O.J. Simpson is paying, because Nevada Dept of Corrections wont even tell if he is in JAIL or PRISON. Nobody knows where O.J. is.

1882 days ago


ok, why are the jailers and Joe's producer being arrested but no word on any new charges on Joe? He is at the bottom of it and reaped the rewards.

1882 days ago


And when is Mr. Francis going back to prison? The "lowest of the low" doesn't even describe this man.

1882 days ago

Nice Lips    

It's so nice to see that bribery is alive and well in America's correction system. How reassuring.

1882 days ago

truthfully yours    

What happens to the little dirtbag Francis? Seems like he should be arrested for bribery, if his stooge was delivering the stuff. If someone hires a hitman, they, too, are charged with murder...

1882 days ago

Greedy Lawyers Suck    

Please Oh Please.......

Why is still out of jail..... Now put him in Maximum this time!!

1882 days ago


Well I use this guy to fix my lifts :


1882 days ago


At least he's not shoving gay-marriage down our thorats!

1882 days ago


I think it was Lt. Dangle...

1882 days ago


Motley sue --- let's hope that job you have with a "major rock band" doesn't involve confidentiality.

What did you tell the guy on the airplane YOU did for a living since you felt the need to tell us total strangers on TMZ?

If I was in this "major rock band" you'd be fired -- today -- not for what you said but for the fact you said it and in writing no less. D'uh!

1882 days ago


Why would anyone BRAG about their daughter having anything to do with this piece of crap?

1882 days ago


Is there not ANYTHING that JEWS will do for a few SHECKLES??? 1st Madoff, then the Rabhbis in New Jersey now, this creep and his HEEB Partner!!!!- Holllywood is FULL OF THEM

1882 days ago

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

This proves 1 thing, Americans will do any thing for MONEY,from politician to jail officials ,money will bribe anybody

1881 days ago
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