Flu Gone Wild: Vid King Busted For Missing Court Date

Francis 5 hours late for tax-evasion hearing
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2009 8:00 AM CST
Francis is sick with the flu, his lawyer insists.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The flu has sleaze-meister Joe Francis going a bit wild himself, his lawyer tells E! Online. The Girls Gone Wild producer was arrested yesterday after he was five hours late to a Los Angeles court for a tax-evasion hearing. Francis is accused of hoarding $20 million in bogus deductions.