From the Tampa Tribune :. But in federal court today, as he faced a federal prison sentence, Paul F. Little trembled and begged a woman for mercy. Little and his attorneys argued that his conviction in June for 10 counts of distributing obscene materials over the Internet and through the mail had devastated his business and left him near ruin. That, they said, should be punishment enough. He said he told his distributor not to sell them in the United States. The company was placed on probation for five years. The judge granted a defense request that Little be allowed to remain free and surrender when a prison is designated by the bureau of prisons. According to evidence in the trial, federal investigators in January purchased an online membership to the Max Hardcore Web site and downloaded five promotional video clips.
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A producer of pornographic video known as Max Hardcore has been sentenced to 46 months in prison after a conviction on multiple obscenity offenses, including charges he transported obscene material over the Internet. Paul F. Little, age 50, was sentenced Friday in U. Department of Justice announced. In addition, Little must give up the films and the domain names he used to distribute them, the DOJ said. The front page of Little's Web site, MaxHardcore. Little was convicted in June on five counts of transporting obscene matter by use of an interactive computer service and five counts of mailing obscene matter. He was indicted in Florida in May , after his company mailed adult films to an address in Tampa, Florida.
Video : an intro that precedes the movies of Max Hardcore; no nudity or sexual acts in this embedded video above. Little , to four years in prison over obscenity charges. Writing for Salon , Glenn Greenwald wrote that he believes the verdict is a blow to first amendment rights:. The claim that no real pain was inflicted will be rejected; mere humiliation is enough to make you a criminal. But if government officials actually subject helpless detainees in their custody to extreme mental abuse, degradation, humiliation and even mock executions long considered "torture" in the entire civilized world , the DOJ will argue that they have acted with perfect legality and, just to be sure, Congress will hand them retroactive immunity for their conduct.
He spent two and a half years in prison — , convicted in a rare modern trial for obscenity. The jury ordered the internet domain www. Little was originally held at Federal Correctional Institution, La Tuna in Anthony, Texas , a low security correctional facility for men. He was transferred to the management of the Community Corrections Management, Long Beach facility on January 21, in preparation for his release, and served the final five months of his sentence under house arrest. Since he has been out of prison, Little stated in a February interview that he "wants to do good in the world", and has now gone back into the porn industry. Last I saw him was at X games a couple years back being all creeepy My old company distributed his first stuff back in the early and mid 90s called Cherry Poppers then he started his own production company and distributed through Legend. Everyone said he got popped for Rape though I didnt know it was just obscenity.