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Denied! Joe Francis Stuck In Jail As Judge Rejects New Bail

03/ 6/08 12:26 PM ET   AP

Joe Francis

RENO, Nev. — "Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis has lost his bid to be released from a Nevada jail without fear of being extradited to Florida.

The 34-year-old video empire founder is facing trial in Nevada for tax evasion. He's wanted in Florida on charges related to filming underage girls on spring break. Francis has been jailed for nearly a year while caught in a tug-of-war between the two states.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Brian Sandoval denied arguments by Francis' lawyers that would have freed Francis, but kept Florida prosecutors from jailing him.

Francis has made millions selling videos of often inebriated women exposing themselves.

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Filed by Katherine Thomson  |