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Jurors convict former Georgia insurance chief in $2.5M fraud

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

ATLANTA - It took less than two hours Thursday for jurors to decide that Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner was indeed a “fraudster” and not an innovator, as they convicted Jim Beck on 37 criminal counts relating to more than $2.5 million he embezzled from his former employer.
The verdict was a swift end after testimony that stretched over parts of eight days. Federal officials began investigating Beck as he was elected statewide in 2018 as Georgia's chief insurance regulator, indicting him weeks after the Republican took office in 2019.
Prosecutors presented evidence at trial...
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Trial: Suspended Georgia insurance chief convicted of fraud

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

A jury convicted Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner of all 37 counts of fraud and money laundering against him on Thursday afternoon to cap a two-week federal trial, swiftly returning the guilty verdicts after the day's closing arguments.
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