Once-prominent Alabama insurance exec gets 12 years

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Montgomery insurance executive
has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for mail fraud and
embezzlement in his insurance business.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson imposed the sentence Tuesday
on John Goff and ordered him to pay $5 million in restitution to XL
America insurance company.

Goff was once a major supplier of worker compensation insurance
in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.

A federal court jury convicted him in February of mail fraud,
embezzlement and filing a false report with the state insurance
department.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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