Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis was arrested after he showed up five hours late to a court hearing in his tax evasion case.

The hearing involved a request from his law firm to withdraw from the case. The judge issued a warrant for his arrest on Monday when he failed to show up. When Francis arrived, saying he was suffering from the flu, he was arrested by U.S. marshals, according to Reuters.

He was released Tuesday and ordered to serve house arrest, under condition that he wear an ankle monitor until the next hearing on Feb. 11.

Francis was charged in 2007 with failing to pay taxes on over $20 million in business expenses. He faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted. The trial is set to get underway next month.


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