In 2004 I was power of atty over my uncle. He was getting workers comp checks. He authorized me to use money on my family and himself on what he needed. He resides in a nursing home in NYC. I live in CT. He told me that since he was in nursing home he had no use for the money that's how the POA thing got started. Anyway this went on for almost 4 years. Mediciad now wants to collect the money from me in civil court. The total was about $36k. They tell me if you come up with $28k up front we can settle.
That's great considring I don't have any assets nothing all I have is my job. The judge and the atty for mediciad don't want to hear anything they keep saying just get the money get the money!!! Now they want me to go to court at the end of june I am terrified I have no idea what's going to happen. I live in ct and they want me to appear in NYC. I am afraid they are going to haul me off to jail and keep me there until I pay. In my situation I would be there the rest of my life.
Any ideas on what I should do? Should I even go to the court date?
Please help somebody.