Insurance Broker Scams Tom Hanks, Goes to Jail
Jerry Goldman sentenced to 27 months
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2013 10:06 AM CST
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson   (Jonathan Short)

(Newser) – A Southern California insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. City News Service says Jerry Goldman received a 27-month sentence yesterday. He also was ordered to pay about $840,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors claimed that between 1998 and 2011, Goldman inflated premiums by as much as 600% and created phony invoices to hide the scam. The original indictment claimed that Goldman also bilked others including Andy Summers, the former guitarist for The Police. The 60-year-old Thousand Oaks man pleaded guilty in April to mail fraud involving Hanks and Wilson.

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Nov 5, 2013 9:44 PM CST
Who would scam Tom Hanks of all people?! He seems like such a solid guy. Go scam Mel Gibson...HE'S a tool.
Nov 5, 2013 12:15 PM CST
But Cohen goes free? Johnson and Johnson-no one goes to jail? Cheney goes free? Bush goes free? C'mon, this is just a little scam, and the guy gets prison!
Nov 5, 2013 11:27 AM CST
Insurance industry is a sleazebag profession; always has and always will be. He should be beaten every day of those 2 years. Should be 20 years.