Georgia Government Brian Kemp has asked Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign after Beck was accused by a federal jury of wire fraud, postal fraud and money laundering for spelling $ 2 million from his former employer, Georgia. Underwriting Association.
The 38th allegation claims that Beck stole money for the five years just before his election to the statewide office in November 2018, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the US lawyer Byung Pak for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.
"In view of the serious nature of your indictment, I respectfully request your resignation as a commissioner for the Georgia Department of Insurance," said the governor in his letter to Beck on Wednesday. "Your accusation undermines your ability to fulfill your official obligations to the people of Georgia".
In his position as an insurance committee, Beck holds "substantial legal authority", including meeting powers, over the association and its board, said Kemp in his letter.
"In the light of this connection and the possibility of new revelations, it would be highly inappropriate for you to continue to hold public office," the governor said in the letter.
A lawyer for Mr. Beck could not be reached immediately for comments.