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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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Dear TMZ:

Why pray tell is this news?

The rest of the world.

716 days ago


Tom Hanks has entered the world of gay porn. His next 2 projects are entitled Foreskin Gump and Shaving Ryan's Privates...

716 days ago


anyone who steal from tom hanks is a good guy in my book. i only wish he stolen more and given hanks a good beating to go along with it too!!!

716 days ago


Should have gone with Allstate!

716 days ago

bring back recent posts    

BOOOOOOOOOOO FRIGGEN WHOOOOOOOOOO... a wealthy persons getting treated the same as the rest of us......playing violin

716 days ago

Don Pedro    

Hanks always came off as a very nice friendly idiot....nice can still be stupid.

716 days ago


this has very little to do with Tom Hanks..yes he was a victim but to say "don't mess with Forrest Gump" is just stupid. I hate TMZ's writers.

716 days ago

Freddie K    

Thats not what the said. The actually sad "Tom Hanks is a s***bag" said his Insurance man.

716 days ago


Life is like a box of chocolates, there's always some brat who eats the good ones and leaves the gross coconut chocolates

716 days ago


EVEN THO MANY OF US HAVE financial advisers, accountants, tax attorneys, those who are hired to protect our investments. our checking accounts, none of us should just sit back and not, personally, go over our holdings a few times a year, to remain acquainted with our financial structure. Too many of us "trust" so-called, "high powered" companies to calculate for us. Not a wise decision. In some instances, it could fall into the category of identity theft. Let's hope not!

715 days ago


Ive meet Tom Hanks he is a real ass hole.
Him and his wife are not good people.

715 days ago
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