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Georgia nurse practitioner sentenced to prison, ordered to pay more than $1.6 million in restitution in complex telemedicine fraud scheme

AUGUSTA, GA: A Rockdale County, Ga., nurse practitioner has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1.6 million in restitution for her role in a massive telemedicine fraud scheme. Sherley L. Beaufils, 44, of Conyers, Ga., was sentenced to 87 months in prison after a U.S. District Court jury convicted her of participating in an illegal kickback conspiracy, and five counts each of Health Care Fraud, False Statements Related to Health Care, and Aggravated Identity Theft, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Judge Dudley H. Bowen also ordered Beaufils to…

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Self-employed among hardest hit by pandemic

The FINANCIAL — Self-employed workers in the UK were among the hardest hit by the pandemic and their incomes and businesses have still not recovered. These are the central findings of new research from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.…

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Fitch Affirms Georgia at ‘BB’; Outlook Stable

A credible and effective policy framework and stronger governance indicators relative to ‘BB’ rating category peers’ underpins Georgia’s rating. Long-standing support from official creditors have helped reduce risks to macro stability and supported financing needs. These credit strengths are balanced by significant…