Arrest warrant issued for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ founder

“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis, currently living in Mexico, is a wanted man.

On Tuesday, US District Judge Fernando M. Olguin issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to turn over two cars in a bankruptcy case, the WSJ’s Bankruptcy Beat reported.

Francis was ordered to give a 2007 Cadillac Escalade and a 2012 Bentley Flying Spur to lawyers who helped sell his brand when it filed for bankruptcy after he owedSteve Wynn $30 million in gambling debts.

Last August, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Sandra Klein had also recommended jail time over the vehicles and ordered him to pay $5,000 a day until he complies — which means he also owes over $1 million in fines. Francis has previously stated he could not return the cars because they had already been given to a strip-club owner in Mexico. Francis — who now has twin daughters with girlfriend Abbey Wilson — was sentenced to 270 days in jail in 2013 after being convicted on five charges, including false imprisonment and assault, from a 2011 incident involving three women at his mansion.

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Michael Harvey

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