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Joe Francis

SENTENCED TO JAIL

8/27/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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10:51 AM PT -- Joe has just been sentenced to JAIL.

According to our count, Joe has been ordered to serve at least 270 DAYS in county jail.

He's also been sentenced to 36 months probation and has been ordered to complete a Level 3 Anger Management course.

He's also been ordered to complete 1 year of psychological counseling at a rate of 1 session per week.

During the sentencing, the judge expressed serious concerns with Joe's explosive temper -- and warned that it could get him in trouble in the future unless he learns how to keep his cool.

Bond will be set at $250k.

Joe is currently being handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom.

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10:31 AM PT --
Joe's lawyer is begging the court for mercy.

10:29 AM PT --
Joe's motion for a re-trial has been SHOT DOWN. Now on to sentencing ...

9:53 AM PT --
Joe's lawyer is calling BS on the accusers -- claiming he can now prove the women lied during the trial, and therefore Joe deserves another chance to prove his innocence.

Among Joe's arguments -- he claims the women's story about not having cell phone reception at Joe's mansion are untrue ... and they have the phone records to prove it.

Joe also claims an accuser's story that she was "choke slammed" on Joe's tile floor is impossible because he doesn't have tile anywhere in the house.

9:40 AM PT --
The hearing has begun. Due to courtroom rules for this particular hearing, we will only be livestreaming the audio.

8:57 AM PT --
Francis is inside the courtroom, waiting for his case to be called.

8:50 AM PT --
Francis just arrived at the courthouse with his girlfriend Abbey Wilson. She's hot.

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8:41 AM PT --
We're told Francis is on his way to the court -- and should arrive momentarily.

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It's D-Day for Joe Francis ... the day the "Girls Gone Wild" mogul will learn his sentence for attacking a woman at his Hollywood mansion back in 2011 ... and he's facing serious time behind bars.

TMZ will be streaming live from inside the L.A. courtroom when Joe faces the judge later today. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM PT.

As we previously reported, 3 women had accused Joe of taking them to his Hollywood home -- following a night out -- and refusing to let them leave. He was also accused of attacking one of the women, choke-slamming her head into his tile floor.

Francis was convicted on 5 charges total, including assault, 3 counts of false imprisonment, and 1 count of dissuading a witness from reporting.

Never one to go down without a fight -- Francis recently filed court docs demanding a new trial based on allegations of insufficient evidence. We'll see if the judge buys his argument when the hearing begins.

Stay Tuned...

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166.

Sean    

Now you get to be the girl with low self esteem, Joe! Check out my reaction to Joe's incarceration, and why I might believe in Karma again:
http://mydogsaretiredofhearingthis.blogspot.com/2013/08/occasional-reminders-that-karma-may.html

384 days ago
167.

tori    

I reallly 100% cannot stand this guy the judge did their job in this case hes a real piece of ****!

384 days ago
168.

aemish    

If he was sentenced to 270 days in jail, why is there bond?

384 days ago
169.

Cally    

Well it's not that bad, Kris Jenner will get all her kids, including the underage daughters (well they're not now, but they were LAST time she forced them to talk to Papa Joe in Jail) ... to call you Joe. And she'll put it on her reality show, just like last time. And they'll all talk about God and how they pray for you and that. Just like last time.

Oh hang on, no they won't, cos they don't need you any more.

You all deserve each other, NOTHING is truer!

383 days ago
170.

diane    

YAYYY hope they make him stay a while.

383 days ago
171.

lolarites    

Nice to know so much of his illicit gains went to his hair implant guy, plastic surgeon and dentist.

383 days ago
172.

Cran    

Misogynist of the first order it was so priceless to see the shocked look when he was sentenced, He doesn't believe he will ever be jailed but we shall see. Joe is truly an evil liar.

383 days ago
173.

Tony    

He is so pretty... He will do well in prison...

383 days ago
174.

Randaleese    

So much for " mark my words! I won't be going to jail".. What a cull!

383 days ago
175.

ebony123    

until I saw the paycheck for $7671, I did not believe that my neighbour had been truley making money in their spare time at there labtop.. there friend brother had bean doing this less than eight months and just now repayed the debts on their appartment and purchased a brand new volvo. continue reading this >>>>>>>>>>>WWW.KEP2.COM

383 days ago
176.

mahituna    

New series Joe Gone Wild. Watch Joe body slam a beauty to the floor, watch Joe choke the **** of this beauty.
But first there will be a series called Joe Gets Banged By Bubba

383 days ago
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