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Need some advice for a friend (possibly legal)

(5 Posts)
Janefromdowntheroad Fri 10-Jun-16 14:53:03

(A real friend not a 'friend'!)

Her husband has just left her.

In recently came to light that he has been up to some very dodgy business financially. Things that have brought the police and HMRC to the door.

She had no idea about any of this but has found out she is a director of two of his companies. She remembers signing stuff before but was by her own admittance stupid enough not to read what he gave her. He assured her it was all above board. angry

So now he's left. She has no money apart from what he transfers into her account. She thinks she can't sign on to income support as she is the director of these companies although she doesn't see any of the moment from them.

She has an appt to see a solicitor next week. He told her it was all dealt with and the company was fine but she's found emails from his solicitor saying he is probably going to be charged! So he's still lying to her.

She's very concerned that's she's going to be culpable and will lose her house (proceeds of crime?)

Any advice?

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 10-Jun-16 14:57:55

What have the police said? If they've been there she must have some idea what's going on. And are they charging her? Similar with HMRC.

AgentProvocateur Fri 10-Jun-16 15:03:34

She's director of two companies? She could very well be charged too then. She needs to get her own legal advice quickly!

Janefromdowntheroad Fri 10-Jun-16 15:11:20

The police seized all computers and paperwork. Didn't really talk to her were more interested in her DH.

She only knows that he might be charged from the solicitors email. If she asks DH he tells her to stay out of it, she doesn't understand and it's all fine.

Charges are operating an online gambling business without a licence I think! And tax avoidance

Janefromdowntheroad Fri 10-Jun-16 17:26:41

One of the companies has been wound down. The other seems to be a trust which holds the profits?

She really really needs a solicitor!

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