“Judge allows IRS freeze of $22 million attributed to tax cheating skin merchant Joe Francis.  ‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joseph R. Francis, whose personal legal troubles are as eye-catching as the topless women he films, has lost a court bid to block the Internal Revenue Service from freezing $22 million in two brokerage accounts linked to him. . . . The IRS said that Francis owed $23 million in taxes, penalties and interest for 2001, 2002 and 2003.”

See also “IRS can freeze ‘Girls Gone Wild’ money.”