I.M.F. replaces its Chief, following alleged sexual attack

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Hours after its chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested in connection with the alleged sexual attack of a maid at a Midtown Manhattan hotel, the International Monetary Fund on Sunday named John Lipsky as acting managing director.

Mr. Lipsky, the I.M.F.’s first deputy managing director, is a former U.S. Treasury executive and onetime banker at JP Morgan. William Murray, an I.M.F. spokesman, said that Mr. Lipsky, who has been overseeing the logistics of the bailout of the Greek economy, would meet with members of the I.M.F. board in Washington later in the day, according to Reuters.

“In line with standard I.M.F. procedures, John Lipsky, first deputy managing director, is acting managing director while the M.D. is not in D.C.,” Mr. Murray said in a statement. “Mr. Lipsky will chair the informal Board session today.”

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was awaiting arraignment on Sunday afternoon in Manhattan. The New York Police Department formallly arrested him at 2:15 that morning “on charges of criminal sexual act, attempted rape, and an unlawful imprisonment in connection with a sexual assault on a 32-year-old chambermaid in the luxury suite of a Midtown Manhattan hotel yesterday” about 1 p.m., Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman, said.

Reached by telephone, Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer, said he would be representing Mr. Strauss-Kahn with William Taylor, a lawyer in Washington.

“We have not yet been able to meet with our client and we may have more to say tomorrow,” said Mr. Brafman, who said he had been contacted late Saturday night. He said Mr. Strauss-Kahn was being housed at the police department’s Special Victims Unit.

Early Sunday morning, Mr. Brafman said that his client “will plead not guilty.”

Mr. Stauss-Kahn was widely expected to become the Socialist candidate for the French presidency, was apprehended by detectives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the first-class section of the jetliner, and immediately turned over to detectives from the Midtown South Precinct, officials said.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a former French finance minister, had been expected to declare his candidacy soon, after three and a half years as the leader of the fund, which is based in Washington. He was considered by many to have done a good job in a period of intense global economic strain, when the institution itself had become vital to the smooth running of the world and the European economy.

His apprehension came at about 4:40 p.m. at Kennedy Airport, when two detectives of the Port Authority suddenly boarded Air France Flight 23, as the plane idled at the departure gate, said John P. L. Kelly, a spokesman for the agency.

“It was 10 minutes before its scheduled departure,” Mr. Kelly said. “They were just about to close the doors.”

Mr. Kelly said that Mr. Strauss-Kahn was traveling alone and that he was not handcuffed during the apprehension.

“He complied with the detectives’ directions,” Mr. Kelly said.

The Port Authority officers were acting on information from the Police Department, whose detectives had been investigating the assault of a female employee of Sofitel New York, at 45 West 44th Street, near Times Square. Working quickly, the city detectives learned he had boarded a flight at Kennedy Airport to leave the country.

Though Mr. Strauss-Kahn received generally high marks for his stewardship of the fund, his reputation was tarnished in 2008 by an affair with a Hungarian economist who was a subordinate there. The fund decided to stand by him despite concluding that he had shown poor judgment in the affair. Mr. Strauss-Kahn issued an apology to I.M.F. employees and to his wife, Anne Sinclair, an American-born French journalist.

In his statement then, Mr. Strauss-Kahn said, “I am grateful that the board has confirmed that there was no abuse of authority on my part, but I accept that this incident represents a serious error of judgment.” The economist, Piroska Nagy, left the fund as part of a buyout of nearly 600 employees instituted by Mr. Strauss-Kahn to cut costs.

In the New York case, Mr. Browne said that it was about 1 p.m. on Saturday when the maid, a 32-year-old woman, entered Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s suite — Room 2806 — believing it was unoccupied. Mr. Browne said that the suite, which cost $3,000 a night, had a foyer, a conference room, a living room and a bedroom, and that Mr. Strauss-Khan had checked in on Friday.

As she was in the foyer, “he came out of the bathroom, fully naked, and attempted to sexually assault her,” Mr. Browne said, adding, “He grabs her, according to her account, and pulls her into the bedroom and onto the bed.” He locked the door to the suite, Mr. Browne said.

“She fights him off, and he then drags her down the hallway to the bathroom, where he sexually assaults her a second time,” Mr. Browne added.

At some point during the assault, the woman broke free, Mr. Browne said, and “she fled, reported it to other hotel personnel, who called 911.” He added, “When the police arrived, he was not there.” Mr. Browne said Mr. Strauss-Kahn appeared to have left in a hurry. In the room, investigators found his cellphone, which he had left behind, and one law enforcement official said that the investigation uncovered forensic evidence that would contain DNA.

Mr. Browne added, “We learned that he was on an Air France plane,” and the plane was held at the gate, where Mr. Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody. Later Saturday night, Mr. Browne said Mr. Strauss-Kahn was in a police holding cell.

Mr. Browne said the city’s Emergency Medical Service took the maid to Roosevelt Hospital for what Mr. Browne described as treatment for “minor injuries.”

No matter the outcome of Saturday’s episode, it will most likely throw the French political world into turmoil and the Socialist Party into an embarrassed confusion.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a leading member of the party, has been considered the front-runner for the next presidential election in France in May 2012. Opinion polls have shown him to be the Socialists’ most popular candidate and running well ahead of the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, who leads the center-right party.

France has been waiting for Mr. Strauss-Kahn to decide whether to run for his party’s nomination in a series of primaries, which would mean giving up his post at the fund.

The view in France was that if Mr. Strauss-Kahn wanted to run, he would have to make his intentions clear early this summer, and most politicians and analysts have been predicting that he would not be able to resist the chance to run the country.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn contested for the nomination five years ago, losing to Ségolène Royal, who ultimately lost a second-round runoff to Mr. Sarkozy. Mr. Sarkozy then arranged for Mr. Strauss-Kahn to get the I.M.F. job, partly to remove a popular rival from France’s political landscape.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn was the French minister of economy under the Socialist prime minister Lionel Jospin, from 1997 to 1999, and he has also been a professor of economics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies.

In 1995, he was elected mayor of Sarcelles, a poor suburb of Paris, and married Ms. Sinclair.

The couple are known to enjoy the finer things in life, and Mr. Strauss-Kahn has sometimes been attacked for being a “caviar leftist.”

Recently Mr. Strauss-Kahn and his wife were photographed entering an expensive Porsche in Paris belonging to one of their friends. The image of a Socialist with Porsche tastes was quickly picked up by the news media, especially the newspapers that generally support Mr. Sarkozy.

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15 responses to “I.M.F. replaces its Chief, following alleged sexual attack”

  1. 2160John Avatar
    2160John

     Clearly the IMF(International Monetary Fund) is a very corrupt international organization that seems to hire perverts, con men, sex addicts, criminals and swindlers.
     
    This corrupt organization has raped the fruits of hundreds of countries’ labor by stealing income tax from the people of the world. Them along with the WTO(World Trade Organization) and World Bank are responsible for indebting nations through wars or planned economic crashes which cause them to request money in order to save the economy which thus puts them into economic enslavement to the IMF and World Bank. This is most recently shown to be happening in Libya and Greece.
     
    It’s the strategy of the mafia except on an international financial level. Create wars through proxies, demonize nations, and spread enough propaganda to try to sway public opinion on attacking countries that are not in subjugation to the IMF. Once that happens, they then aid the country into reaching a civil war, cause two countries to go to war through manipulation of events and false flag attacks or attack the country that has refused the IMF’s demands by using NATO, the US or even the UN at times.
     
    The goal of the IMF is to create EU type systems where dozens of countries use the same monetary currency under the same rules. It will make it easier to collectively destroy whole economies at a wholesale degree which in turn will cause them to request loans from the IMF/Wolrd Bank and then becoming subjugated to accepting foreign policy and laws written by groups and think tanks which have vested interests in mind.
     
    They have most recently been pushing to create a trade union in North America where Canada, America and Mexico will have one currency called the Amero. They are looking to do this in Asia and the Middle East too.
    Do not be fooled by this economic terrorism. Beat them before they beat you!
     

    1. ralphsrouji Avatar
      ralphsrouji

      I thought you would be ashamed of the BS you filled us with about the IMF some 3-4 days ago and now that this happened you still have the guts to keep going with your fantasy theory?
      So the head of the most powerful and machiavelical organization on earth, not only was unable to convince a maid to sleep with him, tried to rape her and again couldn’t, ran like a rabbit and was caught by the NYP on a commercial flight trying to run for his ass? By your description these guys are the biggest mafia style people, slaverers of countries, evil architects of the future of the planet… and he couldn’t save his ass from a rape attempt?
      hahaha, go back to orange tv ya orange enta!

      1. 2160John Avatar
        2160John

         Ask Ashley.

        1. ralphsrouji Avatar
          ralphsrouji

          Did your spy friends at the IMF told you that?
          Stay within the limit of the subject and don’t involve private matters,
          keep your dirty technics for when you meet between fpmers and out of a civilized conversation.
          I put my full name because I don’t hide behind a nickname to say what I think
          you should try it, but I doubt you have the balls for it as one can clearly see!

    2. ralphsrouji Avatar
      ralphsrouji

      I thought you would be ashamed of the BS you filled us with about the IMF some 3-4 days ago and now that this happened you still have the guts to keep going with your fantasy theory?
      So the head of the most powerful and machiavelical organization on earth, not only was unable to convince a maid to sleep with him, tried to rape her and again couldn’t, ran like a rabbit and was caught by the NYP on a commercial flight trying to run for his ass? By your description these guys are the biggest mafia style people, slaverers of countries, evil architects of the future of the planet… and he couldn’t save his ass from a rape attempt?
      hahaha, go back to orange tv ya orange enta!

  2.  Avatar
    Anonymous

     Clearly the IMF(International Monetary Fund) is a very corrupt international organization that seems to hire perverts, con men, sex addicts, criminals and swindlers.
     
    This corrupt organization has raped the fruits of hundreds of countries’ labor by stealing income tax from the people of the world. Them along with the WTO(World Trade Organization) and World Bank are responsible for indebting nations through wars or planned economic crashes which cause them to request money in order to save the economy which thus puts them into economic enslavement to the IMF and World Bank. This is most recently shown to be happening in Libya and Greece.
     
    It’s the strategy of the mafia except on an international financial level. Create wars through proxies, demonize nations, and spread enough propaganda to try to sway public opinion on attacking countries that are not in subjugation to the IMF. Once that happens, they then aid the country into reaching a civil war, cause two countries to go to war through manipulation of events and false flag attacks or attack the country that has refused the IMF’s demands by using NATO, the US or even the UN at times.
     
    The goal of the IMF is to create EU type systems where dozens of countries use the same monetary currency under the same rules. It will make it easier to collectively destroy whole economies at a wholesale degree which in turn will cause them to request loans from the IMF/Wolrd Bank and then becoming subjugated to accepting foreign policy and laws written by groups and think tanks which have vested interests in mind.
     
    They have most recently been pushing to create a trade union in North America where Canada, America and Mexico will have one currency called the Amero. They are looking to do this in Asia and the Middle East too.
    Do not be fooled by this economic terrorism. Beat them before they beat you!
     

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      I thought you would be ashamed of the BS you filled us with about the IMF some 3-4 days ago and now that this happened you still have the guts to keep going with your fantasy theory?
      So the head of the most powerful and machiavelical organization on earth, not only was unable to convince a maid to sleep with him, tried to rape her and again couldn’t, ran like a rabbit and was caught by the NYP on a commercial flight trying to run for his ass? By your description these guys are the biggest mafia style people, slaverers of countries, evil architects of the future of the planet… and he couldn’t save his ass from a rape attempt?
      hahaha, go back to orange tv ya orange enta!

      1.  Avatar
        Anonymous

         Ask Ashley.

        1.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Did your spy friends at the IMF told you that?
          Stay within the limit of the subject and don’t involve private matters,
          keep your dirty technics for when you meet between fpmers and out of a civilized conversation.
          I put my full name because I don’t hide behind a nickname to say what I think
          you should try it, but I doubt you have the balls for it as one can clearly see!

        2.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Did your spy friends at the IMF told you that?
          Stay within the limit of the subject and don’t involve private matters,
          keep your dirty technics for when you meet between fpmers and out of a civilized conversation.
          I put my full name because I don’t hide behind a nickname to say what I think
          you should try it, but I doubt you have the balls for it as one can clearly see!

  3. 2160John Avatar
    2160John

      Straus-Kahn was the Socialist candidate for the French presidency. In a somewhat recent poll done with French nationals, he had a good chance of winning the next election. Members from within the IMF and World Bank prefer having Sarkozy for a second term. He follows directions easily as we can see in his attack on Libya. They don’t know how a Straus-Kahn will be so they won’t risk it plus they had internal problems with him. So they decided to commit character assassination of Kahn and accused him of forcing a maid to do oral sex. She probably seduced him and set him up since if he wanted someone to sleep with him then he would of called a 2,000 dollar escort like the rest of his IMF and UN buddies. They pulled off a Monica Lewinsky like they did with Clinton. I’m not saying he’s a good man since most the people who work in the top posts of the IMF and World Bank are downright scoundrels but it’s clearly a set up. Mafia men like him don’t get in trouble in New York unless there’s a dirty game being played or someone is trying to use him as a scapegoat for something(like in the case of Maddof).
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24784
    Ralph, I know about you much more than you would think. That’s why I gave you a little hint. And it’s not that I know names but reasons behind it. Do not underestimate the people you talk to whether in real life or online. Accusing them of being part of a certain political party or group and categorizing them in a certain place for a justification to attack them will get you nowhere. I do not type here solely for the fun of it; I’m trying to reveal the truth to the people on this site so they can wake up and realize what’s really happening in the world and in America. Don’t think you’re being American by saying that Pakistan should be bombed, other countries attacked and calling everyone terrorists. That’s being no different from the mentality of Al-Qaeda and it’s the fascist equivalent. If you dont believe my facts then research it and do some real insightful in depth research. See how the facts can or cannot be that way. There’s no point in living a lie anway. And plus, you are not even American and we don’t need any more ignorant racists that think the American way is bombing every country that stands in the way of an Empire(an empire that wrongfully believes it can police the world). I read your history, posts and other stuff. Being racist and bigoted is not something good and attacking other users on this site because they wrote something that is different but true is not good either. The Syrian revolution happened because up to 25% of the Syrian people were fed up with the government’s policies but the covert support that they are getting from foreign countries is because Syria supports movements that go in conflict with the IMF’s plans for securing a complete financial hold on some of the Middle East’s financial systems. Some countries just won’t let the IMF put them into credit/loans and enslave them like they did with Greece. I am warning you to treat others on this site well and once that happens then you will get good in return. If there’s anything negative then don’t bother posting it.

  4. 2160John Avatar
    2160John

      Straus-Kahn was the Socialist candidate for the French presidency. In a somewhat recent poll done with French nationals, he had a good chance of winning the next election. Members from within the IMF and World Bank prefer having Sarkozy for a second term. He follows directions easily as we can see in his attack on Libya. They don’t know how a Straus-Kahn will be so they won’t risk it plus they had internal problems with him. So they decided to commit character assassination of Kahn and accused him of forcing a maid to do oral sex. She probably seduced him and set him up since if he wanted someone to sleep with him then he would of called a 2,000 dollar escort like the rest of his IMF and UN buddies. They pulled off a Monica Lewinsky like they did with Clinton. I’m not saying he’s a good man since most the people who work in the top posts of the IMF and World Bank are downright scoundrels but it’s clearly a set up. Mafia men like him don’t get in trouble in New York unless there’s a dirty game being played or someone is trying to use him as a scapegoat for something(like in the case of Maddof).
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24784
    Ralph, I know about you much more than you would think. That’s why I gave you a little hint. And it’s not that I know names but reasons behind it. Do not underestimate the people you talk to whether in real life or online. Accusing them of being part of a certain political party or group and categorizing them in a certain place for a justification to attack them will get you nowhere. I do not type here solely for the fun of it; I’m trying to reveal the truth to the people on this site so they can wake up and realize what’s really happening in the world and in America. Don’t think you’re being American by saying that Pakistan should be bombed, other countries attacked and calling everyone terrorists. That’s being no different from the mentality of Al-Qaeda and it’s the fascist equivalent. If you dont believe my facts then research it and do some real insightful in depth research. See how the facts can or cannot be that way. There’s no point in living a lie anway. And plus, you are not even American and we don’t need any more ignorant racists that think the American way is bombing every country that stands in the way of an Empire(an empire that wrongfully believes it can police the world). I read your history, posts and other stuff. Being racist and bigoted is not something good and attacking other users on this site because they wrote something that is different but true is not good either. The Syrian revolution happened because up to 25% of the Syrian people were fed up with the government’s policies but the covert support that they are getting from foreign countries is because Syria supports movements that go in conflict with the IMF’s plans for securing a complete financial hold on some of the Middle East’s financial systems. Some countries just won’t let the IMF put them into credit/loans and enslave them like they did with Greece. I am warning you to treat others on this site well and once that happens then you will get good in return. If there’s anything negative then don’t bother posting it.

  5. 2160John Avatar
    2160John

    Ralph,
     I know about you much more than you would think. That’s why I gave you a little hint. And it’s not that I know names but reasons behind it. Do not underestimate the people you talk to whether in real life or online. Accusing them of being part of a certain political party or group and categorizing them in a certain place for a justification to attack them will get you nowhere. I do not type here solely for the fun of it; I’m trying to reveal the truth to the people on this site so they can wake up and realize what’s really happening in the world and in America. Don’t think you’re being American by saying that Pakistan should be bombed, other countries attacked and calling everyone terrorists. That’s being no different from the mentality of Al-Qaeda and it’s the fascist equivalent. If you dont believe my facts then research it and do some real insightful in depth research. See how the facts can or cannot be that way. There’s no point in living a lie anyway. And plus, you are not even American and we don’t need any more ignorant racists that think the American way is bombing every country that stands in the way of an Empire(an empire that wrongfully believes it can police the world). I read your history, posts and other stuff. Being racist and bigoted is not something good and attacking other users on this site because they wrote something that is different but true is not good either. The Syrian uprising happened because up to 25% of the Syrian people were fed up with the government’s policies but the covert support that they are getting from foreign countries is because Syria supports movements that go in conflict with the IMF’s plans for securing a complete financial hold on some of the Middle East’s financial systems. Some countries just won’t let the IMF put them into credit/loans and enslave them like they did with Greece. I am warning you to treat others on this site well and once that happens then you will get good in return. If there’s anything negative then don’t bother posting it.
     Straus-Kahn was the Socialist candidate for the French presidency. In a somewhat recent poll done with French nationals, he had a good chance of winning the next election. Members from within the IMF and World Bank prefer having Sarkozy for a second term. He follows directions easily as we can see in his attack on Libya. They don’t know how a Straus-Kahn will be so they won’t risk it plus they had internal problems with him. So they decided to commit character assassination of Kahn and accused him of forcing a maid to do oral sex. She probably seduced him and set him up since if he wanted someone to sleep with him then he would of called a 2,000 dollar escort like the rest of his IMF and UN buddies. They pulled off a Monica Lewinsky like they did with Clinton. I’m not saying he’s a good man since most the people who work in the top posts of the IMF and World Bank are downright scoundrels but it’s clearly a set up. Mafia men like him don’t get in trouble in New York unless there’s a dirty game being played or someone is trying to use him as a scapegoat for something(like in the case of Maddof).
     
     

  6. 2160John Avatar
    2160John

    Ralph,
     I know about you much more than you would think. That’s why I gave you a little hint. And it’s not that I know names but reasons behind it. Do not underestimate the people you talk to whether in real life or online. Accusing them of being part of a certain political party or group and categorizing them in a certain place for a justification to attack them will get you nowhere. I do not type here solely for the fun of it; I’m trying to reveal the truth to the people on this site so they can wake up and realize what’s really happening in the world and in America. Don’t think you’re being American by saying that Pakistan should be bombed, other countries attacked and calling everyone terrorists. That’s being no different from the mentality of Al-Qaeda and it’s the fascist equivalent. If you dont believe my facts then research it and do some real insightful in depth research. See how the facts can or cannot be that way. There’s no point in living a lie anyway. And plus, you are not even American and we don’t need any more ignorant racists that think the American way is bombing every country that stands in the way of an Empire(an empire that wrongfully believes it can police the world). I read your history, posts and other stuff. Being racist and bigoted is not something good and attacking other users on this site because they wrote something that is different but true is not good either. The Syrian uprising happened because up to 25% of the Syrian people were fed up with the government’s policies but the covert support that they are getting from foreign countries is because Syria supports movements that go in conflict with the IMF’s plans for securing a complete financial hold on some of the Middle East’s financial systems. Some countries just won’t let the IMF put them into credit/loans and enslave them like they did with Greece. I am warning you to treat others on this site well and once that happens then you will get good in return. If there’s anything negative then don’t bother posting it.
     Straus-Kahn was the Socialist candidate for the French presidency. In a somewhat recent poll done with French nationals, he had a good chance of winning the next election. Members from within the IMF and World Bank prefer having Sarkozy for a second term. He follows directions easily as we can see in his attack on Libya. They don’t know how a Straus-Kahn will be so they won’t risk it plus they had internal problems with him. So they decided to commit character assassination of Kahn and accused him of forcing a maid to do oral sex. She probably seduced him and set him up since if he wanted someone to sleep with him then he would of called a 2,000 dollar escort like the rest of his IMF and UN buddies. They pulled off a Monica Lewinsky like they did with Clinton. I’m not saying he’s a good man since most the people who work in the top posts of the IMF and World Bank are downright scoundrels but it’s clearly a set up. Mafia men like him don’t get in trouble in New York unless there’s a dirty game being played or someone is trying to use him as a scapegoat for something(like in the case of Maddof).
     
     

  7.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Ralph,
     I know about you much more than you would think. That’s why I gave you a little hint. And it’s not that I know names but reasons behind it. Do not underestimate the people you talk to whether in real life or online. Accusing them of being part of a certain political party or group and categorizing them in a certain place for a justification to attack them will get you nowhere. I do not type here solely for the fun of it; I’m trying to reveal the truth to the people on this site so they can wake up and realize what’s really happening in the world and in America. Don’t think you’re being American by saying that Pakistan should be bombed, other countries attacked and calling everyone terrorists. That’s being no different from the mentality of Al-Qaeda and it’s the fascist equivalent. If you dont believe my facts then research it and do some real insightful in depth research. See how the facts can or cannot be that way. There’s no point in living a lie anyway. And plus, you are not even American and we don’t need any more ignorant racists that think the American way is bombing every country that stands in the way of an Empire(an empire that wrongfully believes it can police the world). I read your history, posts and other stuff. Being racist and bigoted is not something good and attacking other users on this site because they wrote something that is different but true is not good either. The Syrian uprising happened because up to 25% of the Syrian people were fed up with the government’s policies but the covert support that they are getting from foreign countries is because Syria supports movements that go in conflict with the IMF’s plans for securing a complete financial hold on some of the Middle East’s financial systems. Some countries just won’t let the IMF put them into credit/loans and enslave them like they did with Greece. I am warning you to treat others on this site well and once that happens then you will get good in return. If there’s anything negative then don’t bother posting it.
     Straus-Kahn was the Socialist candidate for the French presidency. In a somewhat recent poll done with French nationals, he had a good chance of winning the next election. Members from within the IMF and World Bank prefer having Sarkozy for a second term. He follows directions easily as we can see in his attack on Libya. They don’t know how a Straus-Kahn will be so they won’t risk it plus they had internal problems with him. So they decided to commit character assassination of Kahn and accused him of forcing a maid to do oral sex. She probably seduced him and set him up since if he wanted someone to sleep with him then he would of called a 2,000 dollar escort like the rest of his IMF and UN buddies. They pulled off a Monica Lewinsky like they did with Clinton. I’m not saying he’s a good man since most the people who work in the top posts of the IMF and World Bank are downright scoundrels but it’s clearly a set up. Mafia men like him don’t get in trouble in New York unless there’s a dirty game being played or someone is trying to use him as a scapegoat for something(like in the case of Maddof).
     
     

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