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1. It is extracting money from an elderly lady. I understand Fraud is doing this without her knowing but the defendant befriended and supported her in surrendering her life savings and writing 2 cheques to him. I presume I could request a judge, giving the background?
2. At a pre-meeting to the postponed court questioning the Court Officer advised me that I was their in a listening only capacity... or at least that is how I took her comments? So to confirm I am able at the appropriate time with the Court Officers permission to introduce themes of financial questioning for him / her to ask of the defendant if I believe there is something he is not divulging?
3. If the questioning becomes a mockery ie the Defendant really is frustrating the process and not offering information or only partially covering financial questions ie a complete picture is not provided by the defendant, what happens next? Is that it or do I have a follow up course of action to make him reveal the detail required?
that's great, many thanks