UPDATE: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has called for Beck’s immediate resignation, per AJC.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck is expected to turn himself into U.S. officials after they unveiled 38 counts of fraud against him.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Beck defrauded the state of Georgia of $2 million prior to taking office as insurance commissioner. The 38 counts of fraud were reportedly charged in connection to a case where Beck defrauded the Georgia Underwriting Association.
A grand jury indicted Beck earlier today on all charges. Beck had previously been an insurance lobbyist and a longtime leader of the Georgia Christian Coalition.
#Breaking:US Attorney’s Office expects Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to turn himself into US Marshals by noon tomorrow.Follows 38-count fraud indictment tied to allegedly defrauding GA Underwriting Association.Alleged $2 million scheme prior to taking office @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/FAs3zsCfqD
— Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrWSB) May 14, 2019