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Joe Francis

Record-Breaking Tax Debtor

11/18/2009 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The IRS wants some serious "Girls Gone Wild" money, because they've filed a lien against Joe Francis for a whopping $33,819,087.14 ... this according to documents obtained by TMZ.

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The Federal Tax Lien doc was filed today. The IRS claims Joe owes the money for 3 years of back taxes -- 2001, 2002 and 2003. In 2001, the IRS says Joe didn't pay $17,658,358. In 2002, the delinquency is $11,238,582.14, and in 2003, he owes $4,922,147.

It was less than 2 weeks ago that Joe got out of a sticky federal tax evasion case by copping a plea and avoiding prison.

Joe told TMZ, "I have no idea what it is." He says he does not owe the money and, "This is total retaliation for me beating them in court." Joe says the law the IRS is using hasn't been used against anyone in 20 years.

Joe says yesterday, the feds seized more than $100,000,000 in cash accounts of his.

Joe says the IRS is forcing him to file for personal bankruptcy, which he will do tomorrow.

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46.

The Seer    

Joe Francis is now officially boring. Next!

1738 days ago
47.

Fred Farkel    



Angie is right.

Chapter 11... chapter 13... just gives you time to get your act together.

And yes. The government gets everything it is owed.

1738 days ago
48.

Tony    

OUR GOVERNMENT IS BROKE AND MESSED UP AND THEY ARE HUNGRY AS A PIG PIG PIG!!!! GO USA, GO AND DUMP MONEY IN THE ANOTHER AHANISGTAN AND IRAQ.

1738 days ago
49.

midi    

i dunno if any of this 'news' is true, but karma? joe's tech crew may be nice at porn conventions but that doesn't mean that joe is a nice guy.

1738 days ago
50.

JLS    

This is KARMA! Hey Joe! Filing for bankruptcy doesn't mean you are off the hook. Federal taxes are not forgiven in a bankruptcy of any kind. I have never seen greater justice served (except OJ being jailed). Joe Francis is a bottom feeder who has made his fortune off the exploits of young women. It's TIME you motha.

1738 days ago
51.

Fred Farkel    



I dunno midi.

The various GGW crews were always very clear about the girls they were seeking and there was nothing shady about their requests for leads.


Those orders came from somewhere.

1738 days ago
52.

Bonnie    

I wonder if the Fred Farkel of Pro-Joe comments is the same

Fred Farkel

Program Manager at State of California

Sacramento, California Area


1738 days ago
53.

Fred Farkel    



Nah.

I'm just an ordinary guy who checks into the Venetian in January... we hang out at the ice machines on any random floor and get invited to parties that involve women and sex and drugs.

Joe's crews were NEVER interested in the women that we ran with.

They were not hot enough.

I know that because the GGW crews always said...































"These girls are too old and not hot enough."

1738 days ago
54.

Fred Farkel    



Oops.

Good Lord you really mean there are men actually named Fred Farkel????

I'm the one and only original Fred Farkel, brother of Frank Farkel, brother in law of Fanny Farkel and uncle to Sparkle Farkel.

Look me up.

I'm in Wikipedia.

1738 days ago
55.

Kay    

Is this what mike was talking about on today's TMZlive?

1738 days ago
56.

g    

i had $20,000 in back taxes wiped out in a bankruptcy over health problems.

even the lady at the irs wiped out the last $3200 herself with just a phone call.

angie is correct, but she knew that .......... g

1738 days ago
57.

Anita    

Posters should not gloat over the IRS tormenting anyone, not even Joe Francis.

Those who have ever had dealings with the IRS know how nasty it can get, even if you are innocent.

1738 days ago
58.

Fred Farkel    



So true RR.

I never figured that the IRS would be pulling this crap in the year 2010.

Er, 9.

I thought that crap went out with Nixon.

1738 days ago
59.

klein    

He is not filing bankrupt to avoid paying the IRS, he is buying himself time to hold off his others creditors.

Also it opens the IRS up to a civil suit if they are proven wrong..

Also I wonder how many of you look at porn, buy porn, even make your own private porn, yet you hate this guy...

This is a classic witch hunt.

One trillion dollars on two corrupt wars.

An economy and jobs losses that havn't been seen in 25 years.

The lies and fraud and corruption on wall st.

The trillions of your tax dollars being spent to bail out the rich and corporations.

Yet you hate Joe F WOW no wonder the government treats you all like sheep.

1738 days ago
60.

Fred Farkel    



Good Lord.

What's this???

Two TMZ posters in a row that actually make sense???



I can go to bed now a happy man.

1738 days ago
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