ATLANTA — Georgia’s former insurance commissioner Jim Beck is back in federal court Tuesday for sentencing.
Earlier this year, a jury convicted beck of fraud and stealing more than $2 million from a former employer.
Authorities said Beck used the money to fund his election campaign and pay his credit card bills and his taxes.
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Beck managed the state-created insurance company Georgia Underwriting Association before he became Commissioner in 2019.
The GUA was designed to provide Georgia homeowners with high-risk property insurance.
“The evidence makes completely clear that Jim Beck … is a thief,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Gray had said at trial. “He is an ordinary, plain, fast talking — and rich — fraudster.”
Gov. Brian Kemp suspended him in May 2019.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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