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Saturday 27 December 2014

Insurance man jailed for Hanks scam

An insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, has been jailed (AP)
An insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, has been jailed (AP)

An insurance broker who overcharged Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson by hundreds of thousands of dollars has been jailed.

City News Service said Jerry Goldman, 60, received a 27-month sentence and was ordered to pay about 840,000 dollars (£528,000) in damages.

Prosecutors said that between 1998 and 2011, Goldman inflated premiums by as much as 600% and created fake invoices to hide the scam.

The original indictment said Goldman also conned others, including former guitarist for The Police, Andy Summers.

Goldman, of Thousand Oaks, Southern California, pleaded guilty in April to mail fraud involving Hanks and Wilson.

AP

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