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Chastened Girls Gone Wild Founder Sentenced Damian Dovarganes / AP Photo

Girls Gone Wild Founder Sentenced

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis was sentenced by a federal judge Friday to 301 days already served and a year of probation, after Francis pleaded guilty to filing false income-tax returns and bribing jail workers. Francis, who turned his simple idea of filming drunken ladies on spring break into a soft-core empire, was also ordered to pay the IRS $250,000 in restitution. The judge accepted Francis’ deal on the grounds that an important witness withheld information from prosecutors.

November 6, 2009 4:39 PM