Millionaire convicted in DUI death back in jail

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  • NEW: He tampered with ankle monitor, prosecutors said Friday
  • Florida executive confronted 'in the shower area' by cops
  • Goodman was convicted of DUI manslaughter in March
John Goodman is accused of tampering with his ankle monitor.

Millionaire polo mogul John Goodman, who was convicted of DUI manslaughter in March, is back in jail.

Goodman was convicted of manslaughter for crashing his Bentley into Scott Wilson's Hyundai. The crash sent Wilson's car into a canal where he drowned. Goodman was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Goodman, who has been on house arrest appealing his conviction, allegedly violated the terms of his bail when he tampered with his ankle monitor Wednesday at his Florida estate.

In a hearing Friday, prosecutors said Goodman used a handheld mirror to crack open his ankle monitor while he was in the bathroom. The two officers on duty stationed at his estate were tipped off within seconds after Goodman tampered with the device and confronted him in the shower area.
 Deputies say they also noticed paint transfer marks on his ankle monitor that matched that of the paint from the small mirror.

Goodman will get a chance to defend his actions in a hearing November 26, but until then he will remain behind bars. If the judge rules that Goodman did violate his probation he could remain in jail past the date of his hearing.

In Session reached out to Goodman's attorneys for a comment, but the phone calls were not immediately returned.

Goodman appealed his conviction and prison sentence. The judge placed him on house arrest after he posted $7 million bail as he awaited his appeal. The judge also ordered Goodman to pay two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies to monitor him 24 hours a day, in addition to the ankle monitor.

Goodman's murder trial is airing on truTV's In Session from
 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

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