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Well, I think the position in relation to the Proceeds of Crime Act statement is clearly the police were contending for a higher benefit figure, and that's something for which they were contending, but the difficulty with that approach it seemed to me as a matter of law is that the question of benefit for the purposes of confiscation is a difficult issue. It depends upon whether a person who commits a criminal offence obtains property as a result of or in connection with their offending, which sounds rather simple, but it in fact conceals a degree of complexity, and the short point seems to me to be this: that if you do legitimate work and you're paid for that, it's difficult, it seems to me, to argue that you've obtained that as a result of or in connection with your illegitimate, illegal work.

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