Max Hardcore Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison

TAMPA - Director Paul Little, aka Max Hardcore, was sentenced today to 46 months in a minimum security prison on federal charges of distributing obscene videos through the mail and the Internet.

Little was fined $7,500 and his company Max World Entertainment was fined $75,000. The director was charged with 10 counts in all, plus another 10 counts for his company.

U.S. District Judge Susan G. Bucklew gave Little the minimum fines allowable by law. The recommended range for the fines was between $1.2 and $2.4 million.

Judge Bucklew also ordered Little to serve three years probation upon his release from prison, placed the company on five years probation and imposed a total of $5,000 in "special assessments."

Attorney Jeffrey Douglas confirmed to AVN that he plans to appeal the sentence in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The notice of appeal will be filed within the next 10 days.

Little has been advised to make no statements to the press. He is free pending his appeal.

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