Joe Francis was sentenced to time served late on Friday for his guilty plea on two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of bribing Nevada jail workers in exchange for food. He had spent a total of 301 days in prison.
Apparently this was such a surprising turn of events that when he was outside the courtroom Francis seemed unsure about what happened saying, “I think we won that one.” Authorities resisted taking advantage of Francis’ bewilderment and he was not escorted back to jail.
In addition to the time served, Francis received one year probation and was ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution. This allows Francis to get back to ‘the business at hand‘ which must involve assaulting Playboy Playmates and then claiming it was self-defense. Good to have you back, Joe.
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