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Legal Aid Org. May Seek £750K From Atty Convicted Of Fraud

Law360, London (March 4, 2019, 9:07 PM GMT) -- The U.K.’s Legal Aid Agency told a London judge Monday it may seek to recover about £750,000 ($988,450) from a solicitor convicted of defrauding the program, a process that could require getting information from the criminal case.

An attorney for the legal assistance program, Nicola Rushton of Hailsham Chambers, told Judge Michael Grieve at Southwark Crown Court that the agency is considering asking the criminal court for information related to its proceedings before deciding whether to pursue a civil claim for the funds.

Astrid Halberstadt-Twum, principal solicitor at the law firm Cleveland and Co Solicitors, and her husband, Joseph Twum, were...

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