That's right. I mean, last week you were told, one, that it was a figment of my imagination, the entire plot, by one of the witnesses here. And you were also told that the entire story rested on one taped conversation in a snooker hall. Well, your witness was wrong on both counts. It was not a figment of my imagination and it did not rely on one conversation and there was no snooker hall involved.
We received information that we believed to be credible, collated a lot of evidence, taped evidence, a series of meetings that all pointed to -- and let's not forget, these were eastern bloc criminals, serious criminals who were convicted, as a result of my work, of stealing works of art from the Sotherby's vault, which in itself is no mean feat.
We presented our evidence to the police. They vetted it all, went through our tapes, forensically examined it all. The CPS, some months later, decided to charge these individuals. The case was -- in fact, it was dropped, I think, didn't get to court, was dropped on the basis that the informant you mentioned, Gashi, had failed to disclose to the CPS and the police that he'd received a payment in connection with this story.
However, as you mentioned, it did go to court in this defamation case, where Mr Justice Eady went through --