After years of hiring and firing his attorneys, Joe Francis, founder of Girls Gone Wild, has resolved the federal government’s tax case against him.
Francis, who served 10 months in jail before being released on bail, was sentenced on Friday to time served after pleading guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of bribing jail guards. He agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and $250,000 in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. Federal prosecutors agreed to drop two felony charges of tax evasion.
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