John Goodman is the 48-year old multimillionaire from Palm Beach, Florida who recently made headlines when it was publicly revealed that he adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend to help protect the family fortune.

Goodman did this in the midst of criminal and civil legal proceedings pending against him.  They arose from the February 2010 drunk driving incident during which Goodman allegedly ran a stop sign, killed a 23-year-old man, and fled the scene.  When it was recently revealed that Goodman, in October of last year, had legally adopted his girlfriend, people across the country were outraged.

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