USA v. Beck

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Georgia Northern

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Mark H. Cohen


  1. October 16, 2023

    Ex-Ga. Insurance Chief's Embezzlement Sentence Reduced

    The 87-month prison sentence of a former Georgia insurance commissioner convicted of embezzling more than $2 million from an employer was reduced Monday by nine months as a federal judge nevertheless refused to take into account the disgraced ex-official's good behavior behind bars.

  2. October 13, 2023

    Feds Fight Ex-Ga. Insurance Chief's Bid To Cut Prison Term

    Federal prosecutors have urged a Georgia district judge to reject an attempt by the Peach State's former insurance commissioner to reduce by more than a year his prison term for embezzling $2 million from a previous employer under new sentencing guidelines taking effect in November.

  3. October 10, 2023

    Ex-Ga. Insurance Chief Wants Embezzlement Sentence Cut

    An imprisoned former Georgia insurance commissioner asked a federal judge Tuesday to shave more than a year from his seven-year sentence for a $2 million embezzlement scheme, citing new sentencing guidelines and his "exemplary" conduct behind bars.

  4. March 09, 2022

    Jailed Ex-Ga. Insurance Chief Must Forfeit $2.4M

    A Georgia federal judge ordered the state's former insurance commissioner, who is serving a seven-year prison sentence, to forfeit more than $2.4 million for his role in embezzling funds from a state-regulated insurance market.

  5. March 04, 2022

    Ex-Ga. Insurance Commissioner Must Forfeit $2.4M, Feds Say

    Georgia's former insurance commissioner, who is serving a seven-year prison sentence for embezzlement, should forfeit $2.4 million and his interest in two properties, the federal government told a Georgia judge Thursday.

  6. October 18, 2021

    Ex-Ga. Insurance Commissioner To Appeal 7-Year Prison Term

    Georgia's former insurance commissioner filed a notice of appeal of his seven-year prison sentence and a $2.6 million restitution order, following a jury's verdict saying he is guilty of 37 counts of mail and wire fraud, money laundering and aiding the filing of false tax returns.

  7. October 12, 2021

    Ex-Ga. Insurance Commissioner Gets 7 Years For $2M Fraud

    Georgia's former insurance commissioner was sentenced Tuesday to just over seven years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $2.6 million on 37 counts of mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and aiding the filing of false tax returns.

  8. July 27, 2021

    Regulator's Conviction Sets Stage For Insurance Fight In Ga.

    The federal fraud conviction of former Georgia insurance commissioner Jim Beck has set the stage for a political fight over who can best steer the state's insurance industry away from corruption and advocate for policyholders.

  9. July 22, 2021

    Ga. Insurance Commissioner Guilty In $2M Embezzlement Trial

    Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was found guilty by a Georgia federal jury Thursday on 37 charges based on allegations he embezzled more than $2 million from the state-regulated insurance association he used to run before his election to the statewide position.

  10. July 21, 2021

    Ga. Insurance Exec Says FBI Disrupted His American Dream

    Suspended Georgia insurance commissioner Jim C. Beck told jurors in his embezzlement trial on Wednesday that his subcontracting scheme for his former employer was his version of the American Dream until the FBI turned it into a nightmare.