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‘Girls Gone Wild’ Producer Pleads Not Guilty

“Girls Gone Wild” producer Joe Francis pleaded not guilty in court today. The 38-year-old is currently free on over $130,000 bail, and was indicted by a Clark County grand jury earlier this year.

The indictment alleges Francis intended to defraud the Wynn by signing a $2.5 million marker on a closed bank account while gambling in February 2007.

Prosecutors contend Francis paid back only $500,000 of the $2.5 million, thus leaving a pretty hefty balance.

District Judge Linda Bell set a Nov. 7th trial date.

Francis issued a news release calling the Wynn’s debt claims “false and insidious.”

“Wynn casino admits I do not owe a debt, and their own internal accounting records reflect this,” Francis said in the release. “I have a history and an impeccable record of paying any accounts owed to the Wynn casino and, again, their own internal records reflect this statement.”

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