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Joe Francis

Free at Last!

9/23/2009 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis Joe Francis has just dodged a bullet by pleading guilty to filing false tax returns.

Francis struck a deal with federal prosecutors in L.A. and will avoid jail time. He'll plead guilty to two counts of filing bogus returns.

Francis could have faced 10 years in prison. Instead, he'll pay $250,000 in restitution and get credit for time service -- 301 days in jail.

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16.

GGG    

This looser needs to just go away for good. I can't believe someone of his stature is even reported on. I hope he rots in hell some day, sooner rather than later.

1820 days ago
17.

Ms Kris    

Oh goodie

Going out to exploit young women again

1820 days ago
18.

SoCal Razzles    

Francis is a pu$$y...the only way he gets it is to pay for it.

1820 days ago
19.

MommyWhatsADoucheBag?    

That's too bad... if anyone deserved to be in prison for 10 years, it's that douchebag!

1820 days ago
20.

midi    

how is it that this guy admits to lying about taxes and walks??? is he above even the mafioso who got nailed on tax evasion?

1820 days ago
21.

pam    

Mistake! Lock him back up...he uses women like tissue...gets young girls drunk and sells video of them.
Mistake.

1820 days ago
22.

romil4    

Why should anyone care about this pile of human excrement?

1820 days ago
23.

die a painful death already Hollywood    

they offered the plea deal because the feds had a crappy case .

what a bunch of jealous haters here .

he gladly paid the fine as his attorney fees for a trial would have been much more but he would have won the case IMO . The IRS dont let people off that easy unless the case is weak .

haters wish they had what Joe makes in a month for their whole miserable life

1820 days ago
24.

isa1isa2    

Talk about a TOOL!!! This guy should be strung up and gang raped!

1820 days ago
25.

Ziggy    

All the women and gay men want Joe to rot in jail. Why?? These young girls knew the deal when they stripteased for Joe's camera. No one held a gun up to their heads. Joe paid for his crime. He had a genius marketing plan and it worked. Hugh Hefner does the same thing and guess what? If there was no market for this soft porn, Joe and Hef wouldn't be successful. Instead they are very wealthy, that's because your boyfriends, husbands, manfriends and brothers are buying it and mast**bating to it. End of story.

1820 days ago
26.

Some Faustkateer    

He'll screw up again somehow and end up back in jail. This guy is an OJ waiting to happen.

1819 days ago
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