Girls Gone Wild overlord Joe Francis, his Santa Monica-based Mantra Films and a related company, MRA Holdings, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of failing to document and maintain records of the age and identity of various "performers," several of whom were minors, appearing in his salacious candid-camera video series. The plea agreement was entered in a U. In its own press release, the Justice Department said that by acknowledging wrongdoing, the boob-happy auteur becomes the first person successfully prosecuted under a new federal law requiring pornographers to maintain detailed records of all those who appear in their films as a way of ensuring that no underage children are involved. Francis and his companies also expressed regret over footage of underage girls engaged in "sexually explicit conduct" that made it into two DVDs that were distributed commercially. A publicist for Francis had no further comment. All things considered, the fines amount to a slap on the wrist for Francis. Aside from the guilty pleas to three counts of poor record keeping, Francis and his companies admitted to seven violations for failure to properly label the videos as required by federal law. MRA Holdings, which faced 10 labeling violations, entered into a separate deferred agreement with the Justice Department that requires it to hire a government-sanctioned independent monitor who will have unfettered accesss to the company's records and production facilities to make sure it's adhering to the law. If MRA stays out of trouble and fulfills its obligations, prosecutors will drop charges after three years.
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The "Girls Gone Wild" videotapes - often featuring young semi-nude women partying heavily - are widely advertised on some cable television channels. Mantra Films specifically pleaded guilty in the Florida courtroom to charges that it failed to create and maintain age and identity documents for performers in its sexually oriented films, and that it failed to label its videotapes and DVDs as required by federal law. The Justice Department said the case is the first filed under a law passed by Congress designed to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. The law, which prosecutors call Section - is intended to protect minors by requiring producers to create and maintain age and identity records for every performer in sexually explicit movies and other media.
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