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There are obviously two issues. One is -- I'm sorry, I wasn't explicit -- if there had been illegal payments of 500,000, whatever it was, then the court would no doubt have contemplated confiscation orders of that sum rather than the smaller sum. And secondly -- and obviously, judge, I recognise that it's not certain as to the matching of the payments to the activity, but whatever the amount of illegal activity was for which there was payment, then there is an issue about that being the appropriate level of activity which should have been in the court's mind when it sentenced.

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