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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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What does it matte? He's out of jail now.

1894 days ago


i have it on good authority that he is a lousy tipper.

1894 days ago


does anyone really care about him? to me he's at the level of the dudes who made 'bumfights: a cause for concern"

1894 days ago

mike ignoffo    

this guy is a pimp!!!

1893 days ago


It's Saks... Come on guys.

1893 days ago
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