Prison time for man who swindled Tom Hanks

An insurance broker who scammed Hanks and his wife has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Actor Tom Hanks with his wife Rita Wilson. Picture:AFP

LOS ANGELES - An insurance broker who cheated actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.

Jerry Goldman was sentenced on Monday.

He will also have to pay over $840,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say that between 1998 and 2011, Goldman inflated premiums by 600 percent and printed fake invoices to cover his tracks.

The 60-year-old man pleaded guilty in April to mail fraud involving Hanks and Wilson.