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Old 05-19-2011, 07:38 PM
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Both crimes fall under Oregon's Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentencing for serious crimes, carrying a minimum term of 75 months each. Franca's bail has been set at $250,000.

According to sources close to Franca, the 36 year old Brazilian lightweight flew into Portland Monday night from Florida to turn himself in. The MMA veteran of ten years was made aware of the multi-count indictment while in Brazil for his match at the International Fighter Championship on April 29.

After consulting with legal counsel, Franca came back to the United States to answer the charges. Franca plead not guilty to all nine counts at his arraignment Tuesday afternoon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:50 PM
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Wow.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:27 PM
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Steroids, drunk driving now multiple allegations of sexual abuse? The UFC needs to dump this guy.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:02 PM
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Hang on...he handed himself in...and then claimed "NOT Guilty"

In The US do you presume guilt or innocence BEFORE a trial

In England, one is presumed innocent until guilt can be prooven. Shall we wait for the trial...or do you all wanna hang him now
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:42 PM
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Hang on...he handed himself in...and then claimed "NOT Guilty"

In The US do you presume guilt or innocence BEFORE a trial

In England, one is presumed innocent until guilt can be prooven. Shall we wait for the trial...or do you all wanna hang him now
True, and he could've just stayed in Brazil...
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:02 PM
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Hang on...he handed himself in...and then claimed "NOT Guilty"

In The US do you presume guilt or innocence BEFORE a trial

In England, one is presumed innocent until guilt can be prooven. Shall we wait for the trial...or do you all wanna hang him now
Ahem.


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Steroids, drunk driving now multiple allegations of sexual abuse? The UFC needs to dump this guy.

What are you talking about, Dave? I'm not seeing where anyone wants to "hang" him, unless you are referring to your own plan...
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:04 PM
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Hang on...he handed himself in...and then claimed "NOT Guilty"

In The US do you presume guilt or innocence BEFORE a trial

In England, one is presumed innocent until guilt can be prooven. Shall we wait for the trial...or do you all wanna hang him now
Yes, they are presumed innocent. However everyone is still entitled to "opinions" even here on cyberspace..
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:22 PM
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True, and he could've just stayed in Brazil...
Was it me I probably would have! But maybe he has more fiath in our excuse for a Justice system than I do!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:44 PM
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My guess is he's not going to have a whole lot of UFC fights in Brazil so he manned up to answer the charges here.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:39 AM
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My guess is he's not going to have a whole lot of UFC fights in Brazil so he manned up to answer the charges here.
He must be pretty confident he'll be exonerated!
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