Sentence – Confiscation order. The proceedings concerned whether a substantial breach of s 15(2) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, in conjunction with a substantial breach of s 14 of the Act, rendered the subsequent confiscation proceedings invalid, even if they were completed within two years. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the defendant's appeal against the confiscation order, in circumstances where the combination of delays and breaches by the prosecution was such as to have deprived the court of the power to make such an order.