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Were you entitled to take the money here?
Does he owe you money?
If you have the money, can you afford to repay it? Does he owe you any money?
He could complain about you taking money to the police. If this happens then your visa will definitely be at risk. I suggest you start by sending money and tell him that you will pay him off but only if he doesn't go to the police or immigration.
This is definitely a risky situation so you do need to be careful