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Experience:  Qualified Solicitor
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I work charity and have made an enormous error

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I work for a charity and have made an enormous error of judgement. I have misrepresented income coming in through corporate donors by claiming that they will be donating large amounts over multiple years. There are no contracts in place (I have written them and sent them but they are not signed and I have not falsified anything). However, the 'income' which I have now asked to be removed from the budget is significant and makes amateurism difference to the position of the charity.
I have several questions:
1. Given I made misrepresentations but there are no falsified documents, have i broken the law?
2. I have already secured alternative employment and am due to start soon. Can this current employer give an unsolicited reference to my new employer (thereby allowing new employer to withdraw my job offer?)
3. Should I admit to this and save the trouble of an investigation? If so, what restitution can I offer given that I have not taken any money - just claimed to be in a better position than we were?
Sorry about all the questions!
Hello how long have you worked there for?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ben, since March 2014
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, are you there?
Apologies for not getting back to you sooner, I experienced some temporary connection issues and could not get back on the site until now. All appears to be resolved now although I am shortly going to have to leave the office for a meeting so what I can do is call you on my way to discuss this?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, that's great. I just went into a meeting so I may have just missed your call (private number?)If that was you, then I'm really sorry to have missed it.Layal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sent that prematurely, anyway I'm free for the rest of the afternoon so feel free to call at a time convenient for you.
Nice talking to you earlier, I just need to be the last one to post a response to remove the quesiton from my waiting list so no need to reply to this. All the best, thanks