Gov. Brian Kemp is asking Jim Beck to resign from his position as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Insurance.
Kemp says due to the serious nature of the indictment; Beck is unable to fulfill his official obligations to the people of Georgia.
Beck is accused of 38 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering under federal law. He is accused of defrauding the Georgia Underwriting Association, an insurance association created under state law to provide high-risk policies to homeowners, while he served as the association’s General Manager of Operations.
The letter went on to say that in light of that connection and the possibility of new revelations, it would be highly inappropriate for Beck to continue to hold public office. The governor asks that Beck do what is right for the state and step down immediately.