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Joe Francis to the USA -

Merry Xmas,

You're Sued

12/25/2009 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis believes the United States of America is out to get him, and the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho is now making a federal case of it.

Francis filed a lawsuit claiming the IRS was pissed after Joe cut a misdemeanor plea deal in his felony tax fraud case. Joe says within 3 hours of the time he walked out of the courthouse a free man, the IRS concocted a scheme to unlawfully freeze $33 million of his assets.

According to the suit, the only circumstances under which the feds can freeze assets before getting a court judgment is if it looks like the taxpayer is about to flee the country, if the taxpayer is trying to move assets out of the reach of the IRS, or if the taxpayer looks like he's about to go belly up.

Joe says there was no basis to freeze his assets, other than revenge. So he wants the federal judge to unblock his account ... and he wants lawyers fees.

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Chris is fug    

Pig

1673 days ago
17.

Chris is fug    

Joe is puke

1673 days ago
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Chris is fug    

Doesnt he have anything better to do on Christmas??? Guess his family exhiled him. He is such an embarrassement.

1673 days ago
19.

Chris is fug    

What a puke

1673 days ago
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Kevibn    

Joe is right. There is more behind this.... drunk college girls show their breast...daddy finds out...and daddy is in politics or some fake social scene...easy to make life hard for Joe..He got rich off what us 30 +'ers are so glad wasnt out there when we were having sex with all of your wifes and gay husbands.

1673 days ago
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KARMA    

Joe, you need to marry a wealthy woman with a bad cough!

1673 days ago
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midi    

i think Joe is confused - none of that is his ASSets, no, it's mostly barely legal alcoholic Girls Gone Stupid.

1673 days ago
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KARMA    

Joe my boy...ever feel like you're a statute in Central Park, and the Government is a huge pigeon.

1673 days ago
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KARMA    

Joe.....Cage said he'd be glad to help you out as soon as he can find shelter and obtain some sort of transportation.

1673 days ago
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KARMA    

Joe, you pooped in your Christmas pie. Don't make things worse.

1673 days ago
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shuffler    


1) If freezing the assets is illegal under those conditions, he has every right to fight The Man.

2) He's actually a good-looking guy. Did anyone acknowledge this? I am a straight male, but the guy is not ugly, you know.

3) TMZ posters are known for their self-hate, moralising and vitriolic wordage. (read into that what you will)

1673 days ago
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Fred Farkel    



Joe should take this cr@p straight to the door of one BARACK OBAMA and tell that arrogent pr!ck to shove this IRS harrasment right up his a$$.

It's the year 2010, and we still screw with our citizens a la RICHARD NIXON???

Good luck Joe.

Don't listen to a word that these TMZ losers say. They don't have a clue what it takes to create and KEEP wealth.



BTW, Joe???

That trip to Ibiza with Paris and gang looked, uh, like a lot of fun. I mean... it looked like a WAY LOT OF FUN!! ;-)

1673 days ago
28.

Cheryl Shuman    

Joe Francis is a fascinating case study as an entrepreneur. It will be interesting to see how this case turns out.

Cheryl Shuman
Beverly Hills, California

1673 days ago
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KARMA    

Make them as mad as you can, show no income for 2009, bribe their lawyers. That'll show em. They don't knoe who the're messin with.They will go after Rman Polenski instead. Pay the 33mil in Canadian pennies, make a video called "auditors gone wild", curse at them......they will back off in a heartbeat.

1673 days ago
30.

Truth    

Keep f*cking with the IRS, Joe! It'll only get worse for you! The last thing anyone wants is to be on their radar for the rest of their lives!

1673 days ago
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