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Cops Hunt Girls Gone Wild Founder

Feb. 3 2009, Published 2:46 p.m. ET

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(Photo: Splash News Online) UPDATE: Joe's been arrested and processed.

A California federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for Joe Francis, founder of the mega-successful Girls Gone Wild videos. Seems the 35 year-old was a no-show at a hearing in his tax evasion case.

Francis is charged with claiming more than $20 million in phony business expenses on his corporate tax returns, including $3.8 million for a house in Mexico and $10.4 million in fake consulting services.

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Although Francis has not responded to a call for comment, he has pleaded not guilty and the trial is scheduled for March. Insert your own joke about who he'll want sitting on his jury.

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