Joe Francis : Arrest warrant issued for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ founder

Joe Francis : Arrest warrant issued for 'Girls Gone Wild' founder

“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis is facing arrest after failing to turn over cars he owns in his bankruptcy case.

Judge Fernando M. Olguin ordered his arrest in LA, May 19, because the 42-year-old failed to turn in two luxury cars in a bankruptcy case, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The long-time Kardashian pal — who is believed to be living in Mexico with his girlfriend, Abbey Wilson, and their twin daughters who were born last October — has previously said he is unable to present the cars because a strip-club owner in Mexico took them after several Girls Gone Wild-themed promotions fell through.

The WSJ notes Judge Olguin is the second federal judge to determine that Joe should be arrested.

Last August, Bankruptcy Court Judge Sandra Klein recommended jail time. Additionally, Judge Klein suggested he pay a $5,000 per day penalty until he turns over the cars.

Last year, the Girls Gone Wild franchise turned hands after the business filed for chapter 11 protection.

At the time, Joe was more than $30 million in gambling debt to hotel mogul Steve Wynn and the filing was intended to prevent Mr. Wynn from acquiring the company’s assets.