LIGHTLY SPANKED Francis, with friends
This week, Girls Gone Wild sin-farmer Joe Francis was smacked with two years' probation and 200 hours of community service (Ooh! Call Paris!) for violating record-keeping laws meant to keep 17-year-old floozies out of his videos. What's more, a judge handed Francis a $500,000 fine. No sweat—he paid 50 times that for his 14-bedroom Casa Aramara compound in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Besides, what's $500,000 when you're worth $100 million?
"The FBI investigated me for five years," Francis boasted post-trial, "and this is the best that they could come up with."
What ever could he be hinting at?