Tom Hanks scammer jailed

Dominique Charriau/WireImageGwyneth Paltrow launches the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris at Printemps Haussmann on November 7

Dominique Charriau/WireImageGwyneth Paltrow launches the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris at Printemps Haussmann on November 7

The Southern California insurance broker who scammed America’s sweetheart Tom Hanks has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, according to The Associated Press.

Jerry Goldman was charged with inflating his clients’ premiums by as much as 600 percent over 10 years and creating bogus invoices to hide his tracks, which amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars of overcharges.

The U.S. Department of Justice nabbed Goldman — who insured the rich and famous for fine art, personal valuables and real estate — on 10 counts of mail fraud. But in the end, he got off easy. He faced as much as 20 years in prison for each count.

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com.

QUICK TAKES

Josh Brolin says he is “completely done” with drinking after videos of him behaving obnoxiously surfaced.

Drew Barrymore has announced her second pregnancy.

Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” actress Anna Gunn will be joining the cast of “The Mindy Project” as an OB/GYN.

Amanda Bynes is set to be released from a psychiatric rehab facility in December, reportedly under the supervision of her parents.

Dr. Conrad Murray’s lawyer Valeria Wass allegedly has been getting death threats from angry Michael Jackson fans.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Emma Stone (“Easy A”) is 25.

Basketball pro Lamar Odom is 34.

Actress Taryn Manning (“Orange is the New Black”) is 35.

Actress Rebecca Romijn (“Ugly Betty”) is 41.

Actor Ethan Hawke (“Before Midnight”) is 43.

Journalist Maria Shriver is 58.

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is 64.

Musician Glenn Frey of The Eagles is 65. Actress Sally Field (“Lincoln”) is 67.

Director Mike Nichols (“The Graduate”) is 82.FeaturesGossipTom Hanks

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A sign about proposed development of the bluff at Thornton State Beach in Daly City on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Retreat center proposed at popular state beach

Daly City residents oppose construction on ocean bluffs

Rev. Roland Gordon shows “The Great Cloud of Witnesses” collage mural at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church, which he began building in 1980.<ins> (</ins>
Rev. Roland Gordon preaches love in action

Pastor promotes peace, hope through art and prayer

Basketball (Shutterstock)
SI alum Begovich gets his moment, but Stanford falls on Senior Day

MAPLES PAVILION — Generally speaking, Stanford’s home finale on Saturday afternoon, a… Continue reading

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces federal firearms charges against two men for their roles in a March 2019 shooting outside the Fillmore Heritage Center in a news conference alongside SFPD staff at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Departing U.S. attorney predicts corruption probe will continue

David Anderson shook up City Hall as top federal prosecutor

Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, a former school board member, has been asked to help secure an agreement between the school district and teacher’s union. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
 <ins></ins>
Supervisor Walton tapped to mediate teacher contract talks

District and union at odds over hours in-person students should be in the classroom

Most Read