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Revelations Began in Routine Tax Inquiry


By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
Published: March 11, 2008
The rendezvous that established Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s involvement with high-priced prostitutes occurred last month in one of Washington’s grandest hotels, but the criminal investigation that discovered the tryst began last year in a nondescript office building opposite a Dunkin’ Donuts on Long Island, according to law enforcement officials.

There, in the Hauppauge offices of the Internal Revenue Service, investigators conducting a routine examination of suspicious financial transactions reported to them by banks found several unusual movements of cash involving the governor of New York, several officials said.

The investigators working out of the three-story office building, which faces Veterans Highway, typically review such reports, the officials said. But this was not typical: transactions by a governor who appeared to be trying to conceal the source, destination or purpose of the movement of thousands of dollars in cash, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The money ended up in the bank accounts of what appeared to be shell companies, corporations that essentially had no real business.

The transactions, officials said, suggested possible financial crimes — maybe bribery, political corruption, or something inappropriate involving campaign finance. Prostitution, they said, was the furthest thing from the minds of the investigators.

Soon, the I.R.S. agents, from the agency’s Criminal Investigation Division, were working with F.B.I. agents and federal prosecutors from Manhattan who specialize in political corruption.

The inquiry, like many such investigations, was a delicate one. Because the focus was a high-ranking government official, prosecutors were required to seek the approval of the United States attorney general to proceed. Once they secured that permission, the investigation moved forward.

At the outset, one official said, it seemed like a bread-and-butter inquiry into political corruption, the kind of case the F.B.I. squad, known internally by the designation C14, frequently pursues.

But before long, the investigators learned that the money was being moved to pay for sex and that the transactions were being manipulated to conceal Mr. Spitzer’s connection to payments for meetings with prostitutes, the official said.

Then, with the assistance of a confidential informant, a young woman who had worked previously as a prostitute for the Emperor’s Club V.I.P., the escort service that Mr. Spitzer was believed to be using, the investigators were able to get a judge to approve wiretaps on the cellphones of some of those suspected of involvement in the escort service.

The wiretaps, along with the records of bank accounts held in the names of the shell companies, revealed a world of prostitutes catering to wealthy men. At the center was the Emperor’s Club, which arranged “dates” with more than 50 beautiful young women in New York, Paris, London, Miami and Washington.

But its finances moved through the shell companies — the QAT Consulting Group, QAT International and Protech Consulting — which held bank accounts into which clients wired their payments, according to court papers in the case.

One of the booking agents, a woman named Temeka Rachelle Lewis, 32, told a client that wiring his payments to QAT Consulting was safe because it would show up “like as a business transaction,” according to an affidavit filed in federal court the case.

But the transactions proved to be anything but safe for Mr. Spitzer, who, aides said on Monday, was weighing possible resignation.

Last week, Ms. Lewis was one of four people charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with operating the prostitution ring. Also arrested were Mark Brener, 62, who is accused of heading the operation; Cecil Suwal, 23, who is said to have managed it day to day; and Tanya Hollander, 36, who worked part time as a booker.

The affidavit, which was unsealed on Thursday when the four were arrested, details the secretly recorded conversations that officials said captured Mr. Spitzer’s efforts to arrange a Washington meeting with a prostitute on Feb. 13. It also describes the young woman’s report to the booking agent on her encounter with the governor, shortly after it was concluded.

The affidavit does not name the governor, nor does it name any of the other 10 men described as having purchased sex through the operation. Instead, it refers to them by number, with Mr. Spitzer, according to two law enforcement officials, listed as Client 9.

Mr. Spitzer’s cited rendezvous with the prostitute on Feb. 13 occupies five pages of the 47-page affidavit. The document recounts parts of a half-dozen conversations Client 9 had with Ms. Lewis, the booking agent, in the roughly 24 hours leading up to his meeting with the prostitute at the Mayflower Hotel.

They discussed whether his deposit would cover the young woman’s travel expenses, whether his payment had arrived — apparently by mail or overnight courier — and how she would be admitted to the hotel room he had reserved in Washington. At one point, when the booker tells him it will be a woman who went by the name Kristen, Client 9 said, “Great, O.K., wonderful,” according to the affidavit.

During the last conversation, he asked Ms. Lewis to remind him what Kristen looked like.

The conversations, according to the affidavit, were among more than 5,000 telephone calls and text messages that the federal authorities intercepted during the course of the investigation into the prostitution ring, which began last October. Investigators also seized more than 6,000 e-mail messages, bank records, and travel and hotel records, and conducted physical surveillance.

Almost lost in the tumult of the governor’s statement and the possibility of his resignation were the original allegations against the defendants said to have operated the ring.

Two of them, Mr. Brener and Ms. Suwal, are still held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, and on Monday their lawyers were still focused on their clients’ problems, not Mr. Spitzer’s.

Mr. Brener’s lawyer, Jennifer L. Brown, said her client “is anxious to have his day in court for a full airing of these charges and he’s looking forward to defending himself.”

Daniel S. Parker, a lawyer for Ms. Suwal, recalled that his client had, as all the defendants, entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment on Thursday. He said Monday that she was entitled to the presumption of innocence.

“What the governor chooses to state or admit to is the governor’s business,” he said.
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It was the IRS


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/nyregion/11inquire.html?bl&ex=1205380800&en=763fd1dad93e1b23&ei=5087%0A
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The affidavit, which was unsealed on Thursday when the four were arrested, details the secretly recorded conversations that officials said captured Mr. Spitzer’s efforts to arrange a Washington meeting with a prostitute on February 13.


 
Spitzer's article appeared in the Washington Post on February 14. Hmmm?
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This wasn't his first meeting. He was a regular customer.

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Russian Intelligence on Eliot Spitzer

Mar 11, 2008 11:08

The FSB are reporting that Spitzer was "outed" for a planned investigation of the insolvent Carlyle Group and of Larry Silverstein, the owner of the World Trade Centers destroyed on September 11, 2001. Silverstein was a member of Carlyle Group until recently when he withdrew over $14 billion.

The collapse of Carlyle Group will threaten New York State's Pension Fund with a $10 billion loss, and explains why Spitzer is more newsworthy than Barney Frank's sodomite call service.

The FSB report follows:

Reports consuming the US propaganda media organs and political elite today are centering upon the charges leveled against the Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, and who is said to have paid for the services of a high priced prostitute.

FSB reports circulating in the Kremlin today, however, point to a much more sinister effort behind the toppling of Governor Spitzer as he had just begun a new probe into Larry Silverstein, the owner of the World Trade Center brought down in the September 11, 2001 attacks upon the US, and the Bush Families Carlyle Group.

The focus of Governor Spitzer’s investigation, these reports state, revolve around the growing crisis embroiling the Carlyle Group as it nears total collapse and is facing insolvency due to Larry Silverstone’s withdrawal of over $14 billion from the embattled groups coffers, and which could see the loss to New York States already troubled massive pension fund of over $10 billion.

Governor Spitzer has long battled with the former comptroller for New York States Pension Fund, Alan G. Hevesi, who holds duel Israeli-American citizenship, and prompted a US Federal Probe that charged Comptroller Hevesi of using the over $100 billion of funds entrusted to him for the personal benefit of his friends and family, and to which Mr. Hevesi pled guilty for and paid a $5,000 fine.

Prior to his taking office as New York States Governor, these reports continue, Mr. Spitzer, as a prosecutor, had long targeted the United States Banking System for their vast theft of money from the American people, and had won billions in judgments against Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Warburg.

It is more than interesting to note, too, that these are the exact same International Banking Giants who are now reeling under the Global assault against them, with Bear Stearns becoming the latest victim, and as we can read as reported by Britain’s Independent News Service:

"Panic swept the credit markets on reports of an insolvency crunch at both the US investment bank Bear Stearns and the mortgage giant Fannie Mae, triggering a dramatic surge in default insurance and rumours of yet another emergency rate cut by the US Federal Reserve."

As Governor Spitzer becomes yet another victim to vast power of the West’s war, political and media elite assault against him, and by their introduction of sex charges against him, as they have done to so many of their adversaries in order to destroy their credibility, the truest warnings of these events to the American people will no doubt be lost, again.

And, with the most dangerous of these warnings coming from the World’s richest man, Warren Buffet, and as we can read as reported by the Market Watch News Service in their article titled "Buffett and Gross warn: $516 trillion bubble is a disaster waiting to happen", and which says:

"In short, despite Buffett's clear warnings, a massive new derivatives bubble is driving the domestic and global economies, a bubble that continues growing today parallel with the subprime-credit meltdown triggering a bear-recession.

Data on the five-fold growth of derivatives to $516 trillion in five years comes from the most recent survey by the Bank of International Settlements, the world's clearinghouse for central banks in Basel, Switzerland. The BIS is like the cashier's window at a racetrack or casino, where you'd place a bet or cash in chips, except on a massive scale: BIS is where the U.S. settles trade imbalances with Saudi Arabia for all that oil we guzzle and gives China IOUs for the tainted drugs and lead-based toys we buy."

There used to be a time when warnings were prudent to be given to the American people so that they could, in some small measure, protect themselves, but, and sadly, those times are now gone as these people have nearly completed their descent into the abyss of total slavery to their masters with virtually no knowledge of the horrific future that lies before them.

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1077.htm

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Thanks for the link Ed.

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His flag is backward.


Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

After a report that Gov. Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution ring, officials in Albany greeted the news with shock, and some on Wall Street, a frequent target of his investigations as attorney general, were unsympathetic.

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Ohio
with a face like that no wonder he had to buy it.............these guys are so freaking stupid it's scary!


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All I' m hearing is about client #9, a John, the NYState Governor.

What about clients # 1 thru 8?

If we assume there were more clients than 9 then what about clients
#10 through 1,000.

Are all these Johns going to be prosecuted?

Maybe the info is out there but I haven't heard it.

Dee


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Just Curious
How much money was spent on this investigation?

The same type of investigation MUST be used to fight mortgage servicing fraud.

Oh, my bad, the word, "prostitute" should be sprinkled here and there in msf cases to get the feds attention.
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Dee:

I had that same thought! It's amazing how well the big media plays the game. Oh well, I guess we get just what they pay for. The best that money can buy! just like the vast majority of our politicians.


Ohio:

Ouch! I'll be sure never to post my picture on this site.  


R,

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When the scandal involving New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and his tryst with a $5,000-a-night prostitute named ‘Kristen’ was injected like an informational narcotic into the American consciousness the 2nd week of March, most people merely chalked it up as yet one more corrupt politician caught with his pants down, no pun intended. The theme of a moralizing, self-righteous politico pointing his finger into a news camera and Pharisaically grandstanding to the rest of the world while on the sly he was busying himself with the very business he was tasked with destroying is almost as old as the oldest profession itself.

However, information surrounding this case indicates there is much more to it than simply issues of hypocrisy and infidelity, although they certainly play a part. And once again–surprise, surprise–what it reveals is the hidden hand of that troublesome little experiment in Jewish self-rule violently nestled on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean known as the state of Israel.

In the first case, only a fool would assume the case involving Spitzer’s infidelity was some isolated, not-all-too-common thing. Realistic persons can assume (rightly) that American political figures are as rare at businesses  peddling flesh as gravediggers are at graveyards. It is a fact that with political power comes the perception of invincibility and untouchability, where problems ‘get fixed’, dirt is swept under the rug and everything is ‘taken care of’.

That being said, let us begin with exhibit A–As it turns out the owner of the now-infamous Emperor’s VIP Club providing ‘services’ to Spitzer was operated by one Mark Michael Brener, an Israeli national who, when arrested, was in possession of two Israeli passports and a ton of cash. The connection between the state of Israel and the international trafficking of pornography, prostitution, and (if it can be believed) the sex slave business (that up until recently was legal in the Jewish state, provided the slave in question was not Jewish) is a well-founded fact. Gangsters from the ‘Russian Mafiya’ (which Jewish American writer Robert Friedman ‘outed’ as being not as much Russian as Jewish) have made Israel their home away from home in running their international operations and enjoy close ties with Israel’s intelligence service Mossad. In both his books ‘By Way Of Deception’ and ‘The Other Side of Deception’ former Israeli intelligence officer Victor Ostrovsky details how one of Mossad’s primary functions was (is) entrapping important persons involved in politics, business, media and whatnot into compromising and embarrassing positions so as to make them more ‘pliable’ to the demands of the Jewish state. The fact that the Emperor’s Club was operating on an international basis indicates that more than likely it was connected with powerful forces (re, the intelligence services of a foreign country) that could offer it protection and cover. In short, the ‘escort service’ most likely served a dual role as a blackmailing operation for America’s power elite, and given the fact that Spitzer is Jewish and that it was an ‘Israeli shop’ indicates he thought he was safe.

Next, there is the timing of the story. Supposedly the whole affair was discovered as a result of ‘financial irregularities’ that triggered an investigation in 2006 that made its way all the way up to the US Justice Department. How fortuitous then for the war-hungry Neocons that the story broke just a few dozen hours prior to the announced ‘resignation’ of Admiral William Fallon, commander of CentCom. As commander of all military operations in the Middle East, Fallon was the one man standing in the way of George Bush and his Neocon ‘crazies’ (Fallon’s words) from attacking Iran. He made it clear on several occasions that an attack on Iran would not happen on ‘his watch’ and signaled his absolute opposition to widening an already disastrous war to include Judea’s ancient enemies in Persia. News was leaked a week prior to Fallon’s ‘resignation’ that he might be ‘relieved of duty’ by Bush, and then, almost by magical coincidence, there is Spitzer with his hand caught in the cookie jar right smack dab in the middle of everything, and during the most important days when Fallon’s story would have gotten traction. Tragically, the sacking of the one man who could have delayed Armageddon is washed down the memory hole and forgotten. Exhibit B.

If indeed this was a deliberate political hit and Spitzer was not some innocent bystander caught in the cross fire, there are several reasons that paint a credible picture as to why he would have been targeted ahead of others. Enter exhibit C, the fact that as a Jew he committed a capital offense within his community when as Attorney General for the state of New York he investigated certain powerful Jewish groups, and not just ANY group such as ‘Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership,’ but rather the mother of them all, the World Jewish Congress. Tasked with receiving, handling and distributing reparations for Holocaust survivors through one of its adjuncts known as the ‘Claims Conference,’ Spitzer’s investigation was concentrated on–surprise surprise–‘financial irregularities’ within the organization.

‘How rich’, as the old saying goes, considering the fact that supposedly this was what led to Spitzer himself being caught red-handed. A story appearing in the Israeli publication Ynet of 2006 (the same year the investigations directed by and against Spitzer took place ) entitled Where Did The Shoah Money Go? details how a pittance of the billions collected in Holocaust reparations actually makes its way into the hands of survivors while at the same time executives of the WJC and Claims Conference spend millions on lavish trips for themselves annually. In the Ynet piece it discussed Spitzer’s investigation as well as his ‘grave’ report on the matter, that revealed

‘…Apparent financial irregularities amounting to millions of dollars, administrative deficiencies and circular transfers of 1.2 million dollars form the accounts of the WJC in New York to a bank account in Geneva…From there, the money found its way to a private bank account in England and from there to an account in the name of a private company called Solar…Upon opening of the investigation, the money was returned…’

The piece went on to describe how the money was used by officials of the WJC for lavish trips to Paris, Berlin, Rome, Vienna, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Budapest, London, and of course Tel Aviv. In one case involving then-president of the organization Israel Singer it was revealed that in one year’s time he personally spent almost half a million dollars on 1st class plane tickets, posh hotel rooms and rich meals that would choke a pig to death. In addition, Spitzer’s investigation revealed Singer withdrew as much as ¾ of a million dollars in a year’s time for ‘expenses’ related to ‘Shoah’ business that obviously would be written off as tax deductions.

This by itself may seem like nothing, but when viewed in light of ancient Jewish traditions, and in particular something known as ‘mesira’ is when the picture takes on a whole new hue.

A recent piece appearing in the Forward (considered the most respected and influential Jewish newspaper in America) entitled “Case of Informant Reverberates Through L.A.’s Orthodox Community” reveals a phenomenon unheard-of by most persons outside of those nursed on Italian gangster films such as ‘The Godfather’. In this case it is the ‘code of silence’ that is part and parcel of closed, secretive communities and organized crime groups. Within Jewish circles, ‘Mesira’ is the business of Jews ‘ratting out’ other Jews to Gentile governments, an offense so serious it is punishable by death for the ‘moser’, meaning the informant. Interviewed for the Forward piece was one Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, who said that

“People are shell-shocked about the thing on many levels…Number one, our neighbors and friends are implicated, and number two, an act of mesira on this level was perpetrated by one of our own.”

The case highlighted by the Forward detailed the uproar in LA’s Jewish community over the fact that a rabbi named Kasirer agreed to act as an informant on a huge money-laundering scheme involving the Spinka Orthodox Community in LA. Another ‘prominent’ Orthodox Rabbi not named in the piece had the following to say–

‘He (the informer) is certainly persona non grata across the board…Everybody is just disgusted with the idea that a person tried to save himself by hurting others.”‘

Forget the fact that serious felonies were involved with the case involving the fraud and embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars. The important thing was that code of silence that was violated and this was what had the Jewish community in LA kvetching up a hurricane.

The fact of the matter is that by investigating the world‘s most powerful Jewish organization, the World Jewish Congress, Elliot Spitzer ‘ratted out’ his fellow Jews to a (at least in theory) Gentile government and as a result, incurred a death sentence of sorts. Not resorting to the more blunt, quick death that a bullet from a silenced pistol to the head would have affected, instead his executioners chose the noisy, embarrassing political death of having him step down from the governor’s office in disgrace. For the rest of his life he will be remembered for one thing and one thing only, so much so that he couldn’t win the office of county dog catcher if he were the only candidate on the ballot.

There are other reasons for interested parties to bring down Spitzer in such a way besides the aforementioned, one of which is making an example of him for others. It is a rule of thumb that periodically thugs have to beat up one of the kids on the playground just to show the rest of the crew who’s boss. As in the case of Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and others who have run afoul of organized Jewish interests in this country, an example was made of Spitzer for the rest of the political herd to consider should they ever decide to get frisky or confident of their own power. In a day when America is going bankrupt and is hated all over the world for her support of the MOTHER of all Jewish causes–the state of Israel–and her seemingly never-ending thirst for blood, Spitzer going down in such an ignominious manner was an all-too-effective way of warning other powerful persons in America–‘We can bring you down within a matter of hours, and don’t you EVER forget it bubba.’

And finally, there is exhibit D, the silence…The DEAFENING silence from the Jewish community concerning the prosecution (persecution) of one of their own. Generally groups such as the ADL, AIPAC, JDL, JDO and others circle the wagons whenever a member of the tribe is in the hot seat, come out like a swarm of hornets and shout down whatever bad light the accused happens to suffer at that moment, irrespective of his innocence or guilt. Keep in mind that the ADL was formed as a result of the vigilante execution of Leo Frank, a Jew convicted in a court of law of raping and murdering 13 year old Mary Phagan. When accused spies Weissman and Rosen of the American Israel Political Affairs Committee were arrested and charged with espionage a few years back, pundits and media hounds asserted it was a political pogrom orchestrated by ‘anti-Semites’ working in the Justice department. They pointed (and continue to point) to the fact that the law used in prosecuting the two Israeli spies was a century-old statute and very obscure. Coincidentally, the law used in bringing the heat down on Spitzer also happens to be a century old and yet, the hounds are as quiet as church mice. When one considers all the noise made by organized Jewish groups both in the US and Israel for the release of convicted Jewish spy and traitor Jonathon Pollard vs. the silence surrounding the present hot soup in which Spitzer finds himself swimming, the contrast is, well, ‘pregnant’ with implications, for lack of a better word.

And everyone can dismiss the idea that this story was just ‘too big’ for the media to effectively cover up. Recall the stories released in the wee hours following the 9/11 attacks concerning the 5 dancing Israelis and the white van carrying explosives driven by members of Israel’s intelligence service Mossad towards the George Washington bridge–Certainly explosive stories, considering what took place that day, and yet barely anyone in America knows about them. Theoretically it could be Christmas and if the media wanted to cover up the fact, rest assured it would not see the light of day.

Other theories swirl about as to why Spitzer was targeted. Some deal with–again, ‘financial irregularities’, but in this case they are safely deflected towards other targets such as Bush and Co, which may be true or which may be a red herring set loose into the fishbowl of political discourse by interested parties working to protect Jewish interests operating under the ‘By Way of Deception Thou Shalt Do War’ theorem espoused by Mossad.

One thing everyone can bet on though, and even in these mad days of utter unpredictability, which is that the political assassination of Elliot Spitzer is–like all things taking place in the Occupied Territories known as the United States these days–the proverbial tip of the iceberg. There are two sides to every story: What the talking heads say happened and what really happened, and rarely do the two of them meet (even secretly) and get to know each other better, and not even in the most ‘conjugal’ of all places, the Emperor’s Club known as Washington DC.

© by Mark Glenn, Correspondent, American Free Press Newspaper

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Inside CIA
great story, you are on the way to putting the entire puzzle together. I must stay away for now, but will return.
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As a Prosecutor, he was powerful and effective.

As a governor?  Not so much.

The job duties are different.

He was easier target as Governor.

How much real experience from past politicians behavior do you need to witness before you deeply understand that you have made enemies.

Powerful enemies that will discover your weakness and exploit it.

You'd think he knew that he was a target and he would need to control
his impulses.

How smart do you have to be to understand that he made himself a perfect
example of a politician that can be blackmailed?

Oy vey.

"Oy vey" (Yiddish: àÕ ÔÖ) (or just "oy"[1]) is an exclamation of dismay or exasperation (Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English)[1] meaning "Oh, woe" or "Oh, no". The term was borrowed from Yiddish[2], and is often described as "defying translation"[3] or being an "untranslatable expression"[4] but which is translated by Random House Unabridged Dictionary as being "used to express dismay, pain, annoyance, grief, etc."[1] and the Oxford English dictionary describes it as an "exclamation used by Yiddish-speakers to express dismay or grief"[3]. In 2001, California State Assembly Speaker, Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), compiled a 31 page Yiddish dictionary for his colleagues and of the word "oy vey" he defined it as "an untranslatable expression used for a variety of negative feelings.[4]" This interjection is first noted in English between 189095.[1]

A related exclamation is "oy vey iz mir" - "Oh, woe is me" (Yiddish: àÕ ÔÖ'æ îéø) or just "vey iz mir" (ÔÖ'æ îéø) — "woe is me". It is related to the expression "Oy gevalt" (Yiddsh: àÕ âÔàÇìã oy gvald), which can have similar meaning, or also express shock or amazement. "Oy!" is often just used by itself to express

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