I've discussed your case with a local lawyer. Now, I won't go into specifics on the internet, but you are not in as much trouble as you think you are. If you contact me, I will discuss everything that I know about your case, and I will get you in contact with a lawyer (immediately, even if it's on the weekend).
Don't simply give up and assume that you're in big trouble (and that you're going to lose all your money).
**UPDATE**: Success (that's all I'm gonna say).