You Don't Scam Tom Hanks - Actor's Insurance Broker Lands in Jail

Well, actually, you do scam Tom Hanks. What you don’t do is get away with it. Jerry Goldman, an insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks his wife Rita Wilson, had ended up with a 27 month stretch in jail.

Tom Hanks Captain Phillips
Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips

The broker, according to The Hollywood Reporter, received a 27-month sentence Monday and was also was ordered to pay about $840,000 in restitution. Between 1998 and 2011, reports suggest, Goldman inflated premiums by as much as 600 percent and created fake invoices to hide the scam.

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Hanks isn’t the only victim; others including Andy Summers, the former guitarist for The Police, have been duped. He pleaded guilty in April to mail fraud involving Hanks and Wilson. Now that that’s all sorted, Hanks can go back to basking in the glory of being the best actor ever.

His performance as Richard Phillips in Captain Phillips has been lauded by nearly all the critics who had the pleasure of seeing the Paul Greengrass thriller. The film follows the captain as armed Somali pirates board his American vessel, which, ironically, is carrying water, food and aid to Africa.

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

Hank’s turn, especially in the second half of the film, is surely up there in the Oscars race. Currently, Hanks is behind a few others for the Best Actor nod, but he could become part of an elite club with double nominations.

Not only is Captain Phillips being celebrated, but Saving Mr. Banks too, in which he plays Walt Disney, has been reviewed extremely well. With Mud, Dallas Buyer’s Club and Wolf on Wall Street, Matthew McConaughey, too, has a chance of grabbing two acting noms.


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