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All correspondence has been from Legal Aid itself. On the original application form I had told them I was self-employed working 16 hours per week plus how much I received in terms of working tax credit and that I had made a housing benefit application for help but that decision was still pending for it.
Legal Aid have demanded the money back which my brother has paid back in full. Yet they have persisted in wanting CID to interview me. Other than that they have not told me anything else.
It was actually a commercial property and I was on diazepam for depression and mental anxiety and did not think it materially mattered because I did not have much in the way of anything having left him and didn't have the money to finance a divorce plus legal custody battle for my child so I quickly filled in the form without reflecting on everything. It was a silly mistake rather than a deliberate act of fraud. I live on rented accommodation and have not claimed any help for the last 16 months.
So in your opinion this investigation with the CID involved which is preplexing be focused solely on the legal aid aspect of the claim?
And what kind of punishment could I expect?