A WOMAN - believed to be the first person prosecuted for giving false statements in a legal aid application - has received a suspended sentence. Helen Tsong Hiu-yin was found guilty in Western Court yesterday on two counts of giving false statements in an application for legal aid, and a charge of making a false statutory declaration in 1992. She was acquitted of a fourth count of making a false statutory declaration. Magistrate John Saunders sentenced her to six months' jail suspended for three years and ordered her to pay $5,000 costs. The court heard Tsong and her husband, Fung Sing-wai, were divorcing and she had been granted custody of their son. He was ordered to pay maintenance, but she applied for legal aid in May 1991 because she was unhappy with the maintenance order. She made a statutory declaration that her contribution was calculated at $624 a month. She also made a false declaration of having no property in her possession.