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Girls Gone Wild

The head of a company that produces the "Girls Gone Wild" videos now faces racketeering and drug charges.

Authorities in Panama City Beach said parents complained to police that Joe Francis told underage girls to say on camera that they were 18. Police said search warrants on five locations and a private Gulfstream jet turned up videotapes to corroborate the stories.

Francis is chief executive officer of Mantra Entertainment. He was arrested outside his condo, along with three employees.

Francis and Mark Schmitz are charged with prostitution and sexual exploitation. Francis is also charged with drug trafficking, while two others are charged with drug possession.


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