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Insurance man jailed for Hanks scam

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 a federal prison.

A US news outlet said Jerry Goldman received a 27-month sentence on Monday. He also was ordered to pay about 840,000 US dollars (£526,000) in restitution.

Prosecutors claimed that between 1998 and 2011, Goldman inflated premiums by as much as 600 percent and created phony invoices to hide the scam.

Goldman, 60, pleaded guilty in April to mail fraud involving Hanks and Wilson.

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