Thank you for your follow up.
Unfortunately, generally, if the Section 8 investigator has made a determination that some type of crime was committed, then the case can be forwarded to HUD and FBI for review and further investigation and then US Attorneys Office would make a decision whether to file federal fraud charges, even if the suspect was approved to receive proceeds from Section 8 prior to the investigation. Unfortunately, any federal felony charges can carry long prison sentences and extremely high fines upon conviction, as well as criminal restitution.
It is very important to consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney right away and not to discuss the matter with anyone, without your local criminal defense attorney presence and advice.
You can find an experienced and skilled local criminal law attorney by using this established and reputable attorney information / referral websites:
When, choosing a local attorney to represent you, it would be a good idea to choose someone who has a practice exclusively dedicated to criminal law, has at least 10 years of experience and handled similar matters and also regularly practices before the court located in the jurisdiction where your matter will be heard.
I wish you the best of luck!