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Family court judge Haracz gives kids to drug-addict who threatened to take them out with her if discovered, ex-Marine dad frantic to protect them, ISBA attorneys had vowed to retaliate for his lobbying to lower their pay

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In a dissolution of marriage case the mother, Catherine, is known to the community as a drug-addict, who a severely disabled neighbor on narcotics for severe pain has signed an affidavit stating that Catherine has threatened to kill herself and take her two kids with her  if the neighbor turned her in when she was caught by the neighbor red-handed stealing narcotics (Vicodin).  The neighbor had given Catherine a key to the house in case she needed help. The neighbor also said she admitted she was addicted and stated she failed a drug test at work, but ran to a doctor that day to get a prescription for Vicodin to cover-up that fact.

The neighbor only recently, after two years, reported Catherine to authorities because she feared for the lives of the children and only after Judge Haracz was given documents under  seal so he could quickly act to protect the children, age 9  and  14.  Judge Haracz failed to act.  An emergency motion was made to the Illinois Appellate  court and they refused to act. Clearly Judge Haracz and the Illinois Appelalte Court don’t give a darn about the best interest of the children, public safety, or drug abuse.

The father, David has also signed an affidavit that during the marriage he caught his ex-wife using narcotics, found empty pill bottles with the patients’ names on them (Catherine is a drug addiction counselor), and despite all his efforts, she refused to get help, so she still is a user.  He says she admitted she failed a drug test at work, however she ran to a doctor that day to get a prescription for Vicodin to cover-up her habit. He also states that he didn’t report her because she threatened to commit suicide and take the kids with her.

After Catherine escalated in verbal abuse of David, ran up $60,000 in credit cards twice – forcing David to re-mortgage the house, which has now been lost in foreclosure because David has not been able to make as a big an income with the downturn in the economy as a general contractor and due to on the job injuries, and starting physically abusing David in front of the children (hitting him), David filed for divorce in 2009.

Shortly thereafter, Catherine filed a false statement for an order of protection stating that David was dangerous to the family as an ex-Marine and martial artist. She claimed he didn’t flush the  toilet, sprayed perfume around the home, pulled up bushes and endangered a daughter by helping her climb through a window when the family was locked out.

Haracz has allowed NO due process and gave the house and almost everything in it to Catherine.  Catherine threw out tons of work material that David was storing in the garage as a general contractor.  She gave away his belongings through freecycle or into the garbage – even personal family things and his  pictures of his children. I wonder why – maybe to support her drug habit?

Judge Haracz over the last two years has waged a campaign against David, using the false statements of child representative David Wessel, who has utterly failed to properly investigate the family circumstances. Wessel has not interviewed David’s parents  or six siblings and large numbers of nephews and nieces which form a large and well-respected family support system.  Wessel has not interviewed Catherine’s sisters, one who is a banker and handles a family trust which is supposed to pay for the kids’ college, and this information has been withheld by Catherine from the court. It is likely she is not reporting to the court income from the trust and is misusing the income for her drug habit. Catherine’s sister likely does not know the extent of Catherine’s misdeeds and drug abuse. Her sister administers a large family trust which Catherine has hidden the extent of from the court.

DCFS investigated Catherine’s complaints and they were determined to be UNFOUNDED.  So when Catherine took the stand at trial in April and only testified that David is “dangerous” because of these unfounded complaints, (there were no other witnesses and the only other evidence was an alleged letter from a 13 yr old daughter purported to affirm some of what Catherine said but never given to David and the  child was not put on the stand – so the letter was inadmissible hearsay) and the child rep and Catherine refused to inform Judge Haracz and Judge Haracz ignored David’s statement that the allegations were determined by a state investigative agency, DCFS, to be unfounded, Catherine committed felony  perjury and child rep Wessell aided and abetted it perjury, suborned this perjury, and committed contempt of court because he failed to do what he was appointed by the court to do – look after the best interests of the children by investigating the situation.

Judge Haracz has FAILED to order a drug test for Catherine who claims to be able to hide drug abuse and circumvent urine drug test with the use of certain herbs.  He has failed to have her examined by a psychiatrist for drug abuse. Catherine is known to order large quatity of “herbs” from foreign countries.

David is worried sick about what will happen to the kids – a bad result is likely due to the drug addiction and Catherine’s lies. Will they be hurt in an auto accident when the mother drives high?  Will she neglect the kids in a drug stupor during a crisis? Is Catherine harming rather than helping her patients? They will be evicted soon – will she decompensate?

Please write Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle and ask her to fire Chief Judge Evans.  This is NOT a solitary incident.  This writer has investigated and this type of handling of divorce cases is common practice and pattern in Cook County!?!?

David Wessel and Judge Haracz have failed to inquire who was taking care of the children before the divorce – it was David as Catherine didn’t know how to cook, so he cooked.  It was David because Catherine was so absorbed in her careers as a counselor and addict that she could not attend to the  needs of the children.

Judge Haracz simply has been rubber stamping Catherine’s “fantastical” false statements under the guidance of child representative David Wessel who appears to be running Haracz’ courtroom. He is getting paid to be an incompetent creep who should be disbarred and who appears to be obtaining Title IV-D Social Security money fraudulently.

This writer has observed the proceedings recently, reviewed the court file, talked to David’s family members and finds that Judge Haracz and David Wessel are clearly aiding and abetting felony drug theft by failing to test Catherine and turn her in to authorities. They are endangering the lives of the children.  The older daughter likely is babysitting the younger daughter as a mother on drugs sleeps so deeply that she can’t attend to her children.

Catherine is a danger to the community, her patients, her children and everyone on the road when she drives.  Reportedly she had another traffic accident recently.

This writer has gotten to know David and his family over the last six months, I find it criminal and an insult to our military to say he is dangerous to his family because he is an ex-Marine, treasonous for a judge to blatantly ignore law and openly trash the constitution in willingly and pervasively denying due process, and criminal for the child representative to take sides before even seeing the kids (he told David upon meeting him that David needs to realize he won’t have his kids) – fail to do his job, and obtain  payment without even giving the parents the statutory required detailed invoice for his unwanted services!

This writer has learned by following a half-dozen family court cases that Judge Haracz and  other family court judges allow one parent to be wrongfully vilified, without regard to who really is a danger to the children, usually the  parent that had been making the most money, which drags out the divorce,  causes the Public Aid Department to be involved in terms of the State Disbursement Unit that Judge Haracz FALSELY tell the parents MUST receive and distribute child support payments (the parents can save money if they amicably agree to payments directly between them) and therefore the courts and the State obtain a huge amount of Title IV-D Social Security money, some of which goes to enrich child reps and guardian ad litems.

David Wessel stated to David outside the courtroom that attorney Jacqueline Birnbaum who had attended a meeting with the Illinois State Bar Association where they discussed that they would fight a bill to limit pay of child representatives and guardian ad litems agreed with him that they  would target David for lobbying to limit their pay. He said that since David is lobbying a state senator to introduce a bill to limit pay of child representatives and guardian ad litems to $150  per hour that they would retaliate against David and Wessel did by misleading the trial court and causing David to wrongfully lose equal parenting and custody.  The ISBA objected to this change saying it was unconstitutional. Birnbaum’s law firm obtains more than two million  per year from the parents and  Social Security Title IV-D money each year in divorce cases. This is an illegal penalty on David’s exercise of his constitutional rights and reveals that the depth of Cook County’s corruption is greater than anyone has imagined and reaches into the ISBA. Someone tell this writer how it is justified to pay these court appointed attorneys $300 – $1200 (bundled including services of staff) per hour when attorneys for murder defendants in Illinois are paid at the most only about $150 per hr.

This is clearly a RICO enterprise which is defrauding the Social Security Title IV-D program in misusing billions of dollars in acts of wire fraud and misuse of government funds, while it enriches the courts, the department of public aid  in Illinois that runs administrative law courts that are supposed to provide services to take requests to change in child support orders after the dissolution of a marriage – even if not on public aid, and runs the state disbursement unit.

Where is the FBI and US Attorney?!?!  When are we as a nation going to stop the abuse of our own citizens by the courts?!?!

Join govabuse.org now.  Join occupy wall street and occupy Chicago.  March in the streets and protest!?!?  Write Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinckle and ask her to fire Chief Judge Evans and replace him with a judge who will follow the law and replace all judges like Haracz who violate it.  Write Patrick Fitgerald, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and demand an in depth investigation of abuses in family and probate court by corrupt judges. (the  same thing is happening in probate court where elderly persons are kidnapped, held hostage whether or not they are mentally disabled, and their estates are raped and confiscated by court appointed guardians, who prevent family members from having contact with their loved ones and intervening – see the story of producer Gloria Sykes and how her mother is being held hostage!?!?).

Read David’s appeal brief for his divorce case which was judge filed with the Illinois Appellate Court this week here.

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle
118 N. Clark Street Room 537
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6400
Fax: (312) 443-4397

Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
By Phone:
Dial 311 (within Chicago)
If calling from outside of Chicago, call: 312.744.5000

US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald
United States Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 353-5300

Submit a tip to the FBI hotline on the crimes perpetrated by the family courts: https://tips.fbi.gov/

Write the Illinois State Bar Association and tell them how you are appalled that they would allow their members to be so unethical!

Illinois Bar Center
424 S. Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1779
217-525-1760
800-252-8908

Suggested letter:

Your name
Your address

Dear Director ISBA [or Chairman Preckwinckle, Mayor Emanuel, US Attorney’s Patrick Fitzgerald]:

I am writing you to ask you to investigate the following and use whatever resources you have to affect change ASAP. Our economy is suffering and our families are being destroyed because of the following. When parents’ assets are destroyed and their reputations ruined, they will not be able to contribute much to society in terms of taxes. More people end up on public assistance. This kind of family stress and wrongful vilification of parents has life-long effects on the mental health of the children.

This web site, https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com, courageously reveals how the entire family court system in Cook County and perhaps other counties is grossly corrupted by money grabbing unethical child representatives and guardians ad litem, who are aided and abetted by the judges, that use the  parents’ assets and Social Security Title IV-D money to enrich themselves while destroying families. The judges seem to just rubber-stamp their contemptuous and illegal acts.

It appears as if the CRs and GALs pick the parent with the most perceived income to vilify, withholding exculpatory evidence, aiding and abetting the presentation of fraudulent accusations and hearsay, wrongfully causing one parent to lose custody and require supervised visitation, which certainly is NOT in the best interests of the child. The judges violate the law and hold hearings on changes in child support post dissolution of marriage when they have no jurisdiction to do so when the parents, even if not on public aid, by federal and state law must  petition the Illinois Public Aid department administrative law court to change child support when they are in the State Disbursement Unit for payment of child support.

See: http://prosechicago.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-big-divorce-book-little-known-illinois-and-federal-divorce-laws/ – this table of contents from a pro se filing gives all the state and federal laws and summarizes them regarding changes in child support.

It appears as if there is a conspiracy  involving the courts and lawyers to retaliate against  persons who exercise their constitutional rights, to keep the details of this scheme which blatantly violates law hidden from the public, and to assassinate the characters of anyone who tries to stop it.

The following is an appeal  which describes in detail this scheme and how it has tragically affected one family:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/69795901/Child-Custody-Appeal-Cook-County-Illinois-2011

This is just the tip of the iceberg and our loosely associated activist group has dozens of examples similar to this and worse where families are being destroyed without due process in open violatio of law by the lawyers and judges.

When is the ISBA [County, City, US Attorney’s Office] going to clean itself up and start fighting to change this corrupt system, start working with David Bambic, Gwendolyn Shavers, Gloria Sykes, Sheila Mannix, Karyn Mehringer and others to hold the criminals accountable, preserve families, look after the best interests of children, and make the actions of the family courts transparent to the public?

Sincerely,

Your name

How DCFS workers or child representatives in family courts lie and legally kidnap your children

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DCFS in Illinois = Child Protective Services (CPS)
Child representatives from family courts (divorce courts) often act like social workers depicted in this video.
It is a sad fact that CPS workers, child representatives and court appointed guardians of elderly person act in the manner depicted in this video.
Protect yourself and learn from this video.
Stand tall and fight back – see govabuse.org and other posts on this web site about family courts and elder guardians.

What are the motives, incentives and financial reasons why the family and probate courts are corrupt and use Title IV Social Security money to enrich court appointed lawyers, guardians, child representatives, counselors, and child protection and adoption agencies to destroy families, cause parental alientation, legally kidnap and adopt out children from loving parents, and kidnap the elderly, falsely label them mentally incompetent, appoint a guardian and ban their families from visiting them when illegally detained in a nursing home why they rape the elderly person’s estate – see this video:

No Justice – No Peace – We will prevail – Corruption in Family Courts & Probate Courts

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You go in trusting that this [the divorce and custody court process] is part of it – – that this is honest stuff going on.

You think this is  honest because you know no different. How would you even know to Question what they are doing (the lawyers, judges, and custody evaluators [child repressentatives and guardians] ) if you have never been a victim of it. ” Mother of 4, child taken at age 3 – scarred for life.

The judicial kidnapping of your own children under the color of law is like a repeated relentless rape

a part of you – being ripped from you and there is nothing you can do about it!!!

Sandra Padrone, judicially gagged mother of 4 children who have been kidnapped for 1 1/2 years – separated from the mother, under false pretenses.

Part 2 of video from protest in Chicago on August 12, 2011 as similar protests occurred around the country.  This is first in what will be a continuing exposure of corruption in the courts.  See press releases here and here.

Why are we protesting? Linda Lorincz Shelton, PhD, MD tries to explain how billions in Social Security funds are used to destroy families instead of preserve them, against the best interest of the children in order to enrich child representatives, court appointed lawyers, and guardians who may receive as much as $300 to $1200 per hour. This is a national disaster in terms of waste of taxpayer funds, which are used to make people rich, while destroying families, impoverishing families, thus increasing the welfare roles and decreasing income taxes as parents end up losing jobs as their families are destroyed.

Part 1 of video – two children who are friends of other children who have been judicially kidnapped and given to an abusing parent after the other parent reported the abuse.

Part 3 of video – August 12, 2011 protest outside of Chicago Daley Center where Cook County First Municipal District family court cases such as divorce are held. Protesting violation of laws and  rules by judges and court appointed lawyers, resulting in demonizing of one parent, barring parent from seeing their children, allowing other parent to legally kidnap the child, preventing falsely accused parent from presenting evidence and witnesses at trial, and essentially legally kidnapping the children, harming them by breaking delicate parental-child bonds, and then extorting money from the parents to enrich court appointed lawyers who drag out the proceedings in order to enrich themselves.

Signs say:

“Family Court = Family Destruction”

“Crook County Courts Alienate Families”

Courts stealing elderly estates, removing control from families, enriching lawyers & corrupt guardians

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Stop courts from abusing elderly, stealing their estates, enriching lawyers and public guardians, preventing contact with family members, bringing false allegations of neglect and abuse to get rid of families – billions being stolen. Elder abuse by government rampant.

Join nationwide protest in your city – govabuse.org

See Press Release here.

Site discussion a mother’s  fight in family court for her children here (Justice4Children)

See web site exposing the rackateering involved in probate court abuse of elderly here (Guardianship Justice Coalition).

See web site Probate Sharks and the Coopers horror story about the state neglecting and abusing their severely mentally ill daughter while falsely alleging they abused her, than after destroying their daughter for decades, they used this severely mentally ill person as a witness to verify that the Coopers were abusing the wife’s mother and as an excuse to rob the elderly woman and keep her from her family. See these links:  Part 1  Part 2

Stop elder & child abuse by the courts – August 12, 2011

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Press Release 8/8/11

People United to Stop Court Abuse of American Families

A Coalition of Concerned Citizens and Groups Around this Country

In Chicago – STOP ILLINOIS CORRUPTION JUSTICE4CHILDREN – and many other groups

Joined with other Patriots in Chicago in Protest

PROTEST  & DEMAND

THE COURTS STOP ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY

BILLIONS IN SOCIAL SECURITY TITLE IV D FUNDS USED TO DESTROY FAMILIES

Join concerned citizens august 12, 2011

NORTH PLAZA DALEY CENTER 8 AM TO 5 PM, CHICAGO, lL

For informaton about the protest site in your city check: http://govabuse.com

         Demand enforcement of current law to STOP:

1 – Removing children from parents based on unverified hearsay without clear and convincing  evidence

2 – Giving custody to one parent over another without clear convincing evidence other than Parent  is unfit

3 – Exploiting  family funds to enrich court appointed attorneys & counselors, many of which are unqualified to evaluate families, then hiding their invoices for “services” under the guise of “confidentiality”

4– Exploiting  the elderly and letting one adult child ban other children from assisting their  elderly parents, based on unverified hearsay

5 – Allowing court appointed guardians  of the elderly to rape the funds of the elderly for their own benefit

6 – Having the  appearance of taking custody of a child from the protective parent and giving  it to the abusive parent who may be a sexual abuser, drug addict, husband or wife  beater or con-artist, solely because the protective  parent reported the abuse, based on unverified hearsay used by unqualified child representatives

7 – Removing severely disabled children from their parents based on unverified hearsay

– anyone wishing to participate or support stopping the abuse of children &
elderly please contact Gwendolyn Chubb of Justice
for Children
by phone 773 377-5468 or e-mail

gg4justus@yahoo.com   picepil@aol.com

For more info see https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com

Also see how one woman is unveiling the Curtain hiding the Family Court [IN]Justice System to

expose the “Cottage Industry” which harms children for profit

Court appointed evaluators have  phoney diplomas – unqualified and relied on by judges – see story here

Abuse of families and children with unverified heresay

The truth about court sanctioned child protective (DCFS) workers and child representatives in divorce court

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This video gives a clear picture about how the system works everywhere in this country. It can’t be fixed with a little tweet. Drastic measures are needed. You can substitute “child representative” for the title “child protective worker” [AKA DCFS agent] as they do the same thing!

In Cook County divorce court it is Judge Haracz among other judges who rubber-stamps the fraud by the CPS worker or the child representative or guardian ad litem.

Join us in protesting against the system and demanding change on the North side of the Daley Center in Chicago on August 12, 2011 – or in other major cities – see govabuse.org.

“We’re close to a civil war” – Judge Haracz leads the corrupt plundering thieves in Cook County family court

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Judges like Judge Haracz in Cook County are typical of how our family court system in the U.S. is in meltdown, plundering families for their profit and to enrich child representatives, court appointed lawyers, counseling agencies, visitation supervision agencies, defaming non-custodial parents, promoting divorce, insisting on family separation and long drawn out proceedings that seriously harm the mental health of children. Judge Haracz abdicates his responsibilities and simply rubber stamps the lies of the child representatives like David Wessel and Regina Scannicchio. How do we know this. Well, we have the pleadings and reports from numerous cases, only one of which we have started to post on this blog. When we finish posting all the evidence, there will be only one thing left – IMPEACH JUDGE HARACZ – he is destroying families. Much much more to follow. Join us in protest August 12, 2011, north side of Daley Center, from 8 am to 5 pm.  Show your support for courageous parents like Linda Sacks, David Bambic, Gwendolyn Shavers, Nancy Roulfe and others by standing with us.

Follow the pending historic United States Supreme Court case addressing the abuses of Child Protecton Services in divorce cases here.

Read the United States Supreme Court petition here.

The following video says it all:

A message to corrupt Cook Count Court judges! Stop corruptly diverting billions from social security

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We’re not going to take it anymore!

You’ll see!

View official protest song for August 12, 2011 nationwide protest August 12, 2011 against corrupt family courts and child protective services, who have diverted billions from social security Title IV funds to enrich judges and court appointed attorneys and child representatives.

We are fed up with destruction of families and children by corrupt courts dragging out divorce and child protection cases, ordering unnecessary evaluations, allowing unproven false allegations against a parent to deprive the parent of custody and unsupervised visitation.

We demand an immediate stop to payments to these corrupt persons and to denial of due process in divorce and child  custody proceedings!

For more information see this link.

Also see link to national protest web site here.

Stand Up, Speak Out, Fight Back – Against Corrupt Family Court

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PROTEST – FAMILY COURT DESTRUCTION OF FAMILIES – 

Stand together against family destruction at main Chicago area family courthouse (“ground zero”) –

Daley Center Plaza –

 August 12, 2011

For info  about Chicago area protests see this link.

MEET, PROTEST, SHARE FACTS, EDUCATE, ILLUMINATE, NAME THE CORRUPT

                IMPEACH CORRUPT JUDGES               

                          David E. Haracz

               EXPOSE CORRUPT CHILD REPRESENTATIVES          

                          David Wessel        

               CORRUPT ATTORNEYS

                         Kelly Christine Garland

CPS = DCFS (Dept of Children and Family Services)

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Videos about national protest being held in Flint, Michigan SAY IT ALL!!! :

STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, STRIKE BACK BY EVERY LEGAL MEANS POSSIBLE– LEARN YOUR RIGHTS AND USE THEM! NETWORK!

RISE, REBEL, MAKE A FIST, RESIST – LEARN YOUR RIGHTS AND USE THEM!  NETWORK!

 

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DEMAND INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION FOR VIOLATING LAWS, DENYING DUE PROCESS, ABUSE OF OUR CHILDREN BY COURTS, FRAUD IN USE OF TITLE IV FUNDS

Judge David E. Haracz rips off parents enriches child representative David Wessel in domestic relations

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This link reveals evidence of criminal conduct of family court Judge David E. Haracz, Domestic Relations Division, who appears to be purposely violating Illinois statutes concerning divorce cases, in collusion with Child Representative Daved Wessel.  Judge Haracz on a pervasive and systematic basis picks the parent with the perceived greatest income, allows unsubstantiated allegations against them to stand on the record. He denies due process in that he refuses to allow a due process evidentiary hearing where witnesses  and evidence are introduced.  He tampers with records by striking responses from the accused parent. He appoints David Wessel as child representative and allows him to run his court, write orders for the parents, decide the issues, and serve as a representative of not just the children, but also the parent who is   given custody. The law specifically does not allow this. This link gives more details.

This link is an example of a motion to reconsider a final  ruling of Judge Haracz who totally denied due process and gave children to a woman who is a drug addict, borderline personality disorder, who made false unsubstantiated allegations against the father, which were unfounded by child protective services. The father now has been told he can only visit his children for one hour  per week under supervision because he is a “danger” to them, although there has been no evidence whatsoever of any dangerous behavior!

Judge David E. Haracz

We call  for a federal investigation of this “Greylord 2” scheme to rip off Title IV funds, destroy families by dragging out divorce cases, requiring unnecessary supervision of parents, allowing payment of child representatives exorbitant fees without documentation, etc.

Judge David E. Haracz should be impeached, arrested and jailed for these felony crimes.

David Wessel should be arrested for these felony crimes.

Come to national protest August 12, 2011, Daley Center Plaza and  join the protest to hold these creeps and similar corrupt judges and attorneys accountable. FOR THE CHILDREN!!

Note: CPS= child protective services. In Illinois DCFS = Dept. of Children and Family Services = CPS

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