U.S. Gov't Makes $33 Mil Mistake with Joe Francis

3/13/2010 3:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Joe FrancisHey Joe Francis, it's me Uncle Sam.

So remember when I filed that $33 million tax lien against you in November 2009? And remember how I filed papers last month saying it was all forgotten and you owed me nothing?

Um, yeah, about that ... my bad! Turns out you still really do owe me a huge chunk of change. I had the Department of Treasury file papers last week saying we released you from that tax lien ... by mistake. Whoopsies!!!

But there is some good news ... you don't owe me the full $33 million -- I only want $29,393,681.45. So if you can just write me a check, that would be awesome.

Thanks,
Uncle Sam