Adult film producer convicted in obscenity trial

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By GREG RISLING, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury in Los Angeles has found an adult film producer guilty of violating federal obscenity laws by selling movies depicting bestiality and extreme fetishes.

Defense attorney Roger Diamond says his client, Ira Isaacs, was found guilty on Friday of five counts, including mailing obscene matter. Sentencing is set for Aug. 6. He could face a range of probation to 20 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors did not immediately comment about the verdict.

It was the third trial for Isaacs, the first two ending in mistrials.

Isaacs was indicted several years ago as part of an effort by a Bush administration task force to crack down on smut in the United States. The unit has since been disbanded.

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