'Girls Gone Wild' Creator Indicted for Tax Evasion

Court records show Mantra pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to keep the required records and seven labeling violations.

Francis has a previous criminal record; he was arrested in March 2002, by the Bay County sheriff's office in Florida for promoting the sexual performance of a child under the age of 18, prostitution, racketeering and drug trafficking, though the trafficking charge was later dropped. He could still face prosecution in Florida in addition to the federal charges.

Previously, the Federal Trade Commission charged the "Girls Gone Wild" producers in a civil complaint for deceptive advertising for automatically shipping and billing unordered videos to previous customers without their consent.

If convicted of the tax charges, Francis could face up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

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