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Feds to Tom Hanks

Your Insurance Guy


11/7/2012 2:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

What kind of a heartless a-hole would try to scam Tom Hanks? A soulless insurance agent ... at least according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

The feds just arrested Southern California insurance agent Jerry B. Goldman claiming he bilked Hanks ... along with musician Andy Summers and 2 other rich clients ... out of hundreds of thousands of dollars through an elaborate fraudulent scheme.

According to the feds, Hanks and the rest of the victims had policies through Goldman to cover everything from cars to fine art, personal valuables and real estate property ... but Goldman would LIE to his clients about the costs of the coverage, grossly overcharging them and pocketing the excess money.  The feds claim Goldman scammed his clients out of more than $800k over the past 13 years.

In fact, the feds say Goldman tried to cover his tracks by sending his clients bogus copies of their insurance policies ... which showed prices that were inflated up to 600%.

Goldman has been charged with 10 counts of mail fraud -- for allegedly sending the bogus statements through the mail. He's facing 20 years in prison for EACH COUNT ... so if he's convicted across the board, he could be sentenced to 200 years in prison.

The Lesson -- don't f**k with Forrest Gump.


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Duke Steele    

800K over 13 years? Looks like he wasn't very good at it.

716 days ago


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716 days ago


Sounds like Tom's (et al) money managers weren't checking other insurers' rates every few years. That's recommended so people can see if they can find a lower rate and switch. If they had been doing that maybe the fraud wouldn't have gone on so long...

716 days ago

탑 TOP    

slowly fading into irrelevancy..

716 days ago


And yet wall street thugs and banksters get no punishment.

716 days ago

jenny ruby    

pay her the 80k but get a restraining order for her to stay away have no contact with the twins.
keep her out of shows/ make her stay 1000 feet away

these cards she told police it was not me that is was wetzig. she told cops itw as not me. so why she is saying it is i have no idea. why is she saying it when she agreed on phone last night it was wetzig i dont know. but its all recorded remind
her of that.

716 days ago


What's the big deal . . . his pal Obama bilked him out of millions, and is coming back for more.

716 days ago

Cheryl A.    

Yeah but don't forget, he is in California where a 200 year prison sentence only lasts about 38 seconds.

716 days ago


Gloldman a Thief I am shocked

716 days ago


Also don't use the US mail.

716 days ago


Anything Goldman deserves extra scrutiny.

716 days ago

James R. - Los Angeles    

A Jew in so. Cal stealing money from someone in the industry. Not surprised. He won't be convicted of anything

716 days ago

Bitch please    

Why is 95% of TMZ employees FAT! Get off TV ew!

716 days ago


OMG that must have been such a hardship. I feel so badly for them.......................................................

716 days ago


You don't mess with the greatest guitarest of all time, who just happenned to play for the greatest band of all time. Don't get mad, it's just my favorite guitarist and band

716 days ago
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