LOS ANGELES — An adult film producer has been sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of violating federal obscenity laws by selling movies depicting bestiality and extreme fetishes.
U.S. District Judge George King sentenced Ira Isaacs on Wednesday and ordered him to pay more than $10,000 in fines and court costs.
The sentencing caps a five-year legal saga that led to two mistrials. A 2008 trial was halted after the Los Angeles Times reported Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, had sexually explicit material on a personal website.
Kozinski, who presided over the trial, recused himself and was admonished by a special committee of his colleagues.
Isaacs was indicted as part of a federal task force to crack down on smut in the U.S.