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Photos: What's Wrong with Girls Gone Wild?

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NEW YORK (CBS) Why have hundreds of young women wanted to bare their breasts for the video cameras of Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis?

Even he probably doesn't know, but he knows how to make it happen and he has exploited naked drink-fests like spring break and Mardi Gras for huge profits and not a small amount of fame – or notoriety.

Francis has become a jet-setting playboy in the process. Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba have graced his parties.



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But the soft porn mogul has also gotten into his fair share of trouble with the law. He squared off with the feds on two tax evasion cases and spent a year in jail awaiting trial. In a separate matter, Francis pleaded guilty to child abuse and prostitution charges, but managed to avoid more jail time.

Now, federal prosecutors are going after one of Francis' producers, claiming that Aaron Weinstein bribed prison officials to make life easier for Francis during his 2007 prison stay. We don't yet know if those charges will be expanded to ensnare Francis.

In a photo slide show, Crimesider takes a look inside the soft porn world of Girls Gone Wild and its myriad legal travails.

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