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MACHINEGUNS
9-63.515 Scienter Standards in National Firearms Act Violations and Other Firearms Offenses
9-63.516 Charging Machinegun Offenses Under 18 U.S.C. § 922(o), Instead of Under the National Firearms Act

MAGNUSON FISHERIES CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT
5-1.310 Authority of United States Attorneys to Initiate Actions Without Prior Authorization, i.e., Direct Referral Cases
5-10.120 Statutes Administered
5-10.310 Authority of United States Attorneys to Initiate Actions Without Prior Authorization, i.e., Direct Referral Cases
9-116.600 Transfer of Property Forfeited under the Magnuson Fisheries Conservation and Management Act from the Department of Justice to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

MAIL BOMBS
3-15.300 Security Education and Awareness

MAIL FRAUD
4-8.310 From Investigating to Sentencing
5-11.102 Other Criminal Provisions
6-2.000 Prior Approvals
6-4.210 Filing False Tax Returns—Mail Fraud Charges or Mail Fraud Predicates for RICO4-8.310 From Investigating to Sentencing
9-43.100 Prosecution Policy Relating to Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
9-43.300 Statement of Policy concerning Venue in Mail Fraud Prosecutions
9-61.210 National Stolen Property Act—Prosecution Policy
9-110.200 RICO Guidelines Preface
see also WIRE FRAUD

MAJOR CORPORATION
6-5.522 Directly Referred Cases
6-5.524 Reorganization Proceedings

MAJOR COUNT
6-4.214 Conferences
6-4.310 Major Count Policy/Plea Agreements
6-4.311 Application of Major Count Policy in Sentencing Guideline Cases

MAJOR CRIMES ACT
9-20.100 Introduction

MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES
1-11.200 Definition

MAJOR TRACTS
5-15.550 Determination and Payment of Just Compensation—Right to Trial by Jury or Commission

MALFEASANCE OFFENSES
6-4.270 Criminal Division Responsibility

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF
9-66.500 Destruction of Government Property (18 U.S.C. §§ 1361-1363, 1366)

MANAGEMENT EXPENSES
9-115.100 Role of the United States Marshals Service
9-116.540 Asset Seizure, Management and Case-Related Expenses
9-118.520 V.B. Factors Governing the Amount of the Equitable Transfer
9-118.600 VI. Sale of Seized and Forfeited Property—A. Pre-Forfeiture Sale of Seized Property
9-118.720 VII.B. Payments and Reimbursements
9-118.721 VII.B.1. Asset Management Expenses
9-118.725 VII.B.5. Program Management Expenses
9-118.743 VII.D.3. Payment of Expenses

MANDAMUS
1-2.104 Office of the Solicitor General
1-3.000 Prior Approval Requirements
2-2.124 Necessity of Authorization by Solicitor General—Petitions Seeking Mandamus or other Extraordinary Relief
2-4.123 Criminal Cases—Mandamus
4-5.412 Constitutional Torts—Representation Process
4-9.000 Common Litigation Issues
9-2.060 Appeals, Mandamus, Stays, Rehearing, Certiorari
9-2.170 Decision to Appeal and to File Petitions in Appellate Courts
9-2.400 Prior Approvals Chart

MANDATE
2-2.150 Preserving Government's Rights Pending Review

MANDATORY LIFE IMPRISONMENT
9-60.020 Sentencing Enhancement—"Three Strikes" Law
9-63.1200 Gangs and Gang-Related Youth Violence Approval/Consultation Requirements
see also LIFE IMPRISONMENT

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE
9-27.300 Selecting Charges—Charging Most Serious Offenses
9-27.430 Selecting Plea Agreement Charges
9-27.730 Conditions for Making Sentencing Recommendations
9-63.517 Supreme Court Decision in ”Bailey v. United States•
9-100.100 Controlled Substance Destruction Procedures

MANDATORY PERFORMANCE ELEMENTS
3-4.430 Performance Management—Performance Appraisal for Attorneys and Non-attorneys

MANDATORY RELEASE VIOLATION WARRANTS
1-2.306 U.S. Marshals Service—Generally

MANDATORY THEFT PREVENTION STANDARD
9-61.700 Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Statutes

MANDATORY TRANSFER TO ADULT STATUS
9-8.130 Motion to Transfer

MANDATORY VICTIMS RESTITUTION ACT OF 1996
3-12.600 Efforts for Victims of Crime

MANN ACT
9-75.020 Obscenity, etc.—Authorization and General Prosecution Policies—Department Priorities
9-75.200 Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity and Related Crimes—18 U.S.C. §§ 2421 et seq.
9-79.100 Mann Act

MANSLAUGHTER
9-65.300 Presidential Assassination Statute—18 U.S.C. § 1751

MARIANA ISLANDS
1-2.500 United States Attorneys
3-2.100 United States Attorneys
3-2.130 Residence
3-2.200 Assistant United States Attorneys

MARIJUANA
9-69.300 Prison Offenses (18 U.S.C. §§ 1791-1793)
9-100.100 Controlled Substance Destruction Procedures

MARINE MAMMAL
5-1.310 Authority of United States Attorneys to Initiate Actions Without Prior Authorization, i.e., Direct Referral Cases
5-10.120 Statutes Administered
5-10.312 Notice to Wildlife and Marine Resources Section of Intention to File Direct Referral Action

MARITAL STATUS
1-7.520 Release of Information in Criminal and Civil Matters—Disclosable Information
3-4.335 Promotion and Internal Placement
8-2.232 Housing and Civil Enforcement Section—Equal Credit Opportunity Act

MARITIME
4-1.420 Responsibilities of Client Agencies—Court Appearances
4-3.430 Payment of Compromises—Compromise Payable by Client Agency or Insurer
4-5.310 Admiralty Litigation
4-6.380 Area 8—Foreign and Domestic Commerce
9-2.136 Investigative and Prosecutive Policy for International Terrorism Matters
9-2.400 Prior Approvals Chart
9-4.165 46 U.S.C. Appendix: Shipping
9-8.110 Certification
9-20.100 Introduction
9-66.500 Destruction of Government Property (18 U.S.C. §§ 1361-1363, 1366)
9-113.410 Civil Judicial Forfeiture Settlement Procedures

MARKET VALUE
5-15.546 Termination of Temporary Use Cases
5-15.620 Settlement Procedures
5-15.632 Authority of Agency Representatives to Recommend Acceptance or Rejection of Settlement Offers
6-6.700 Release of Right of Redemption
9-116.110 Federal Adoption Form
9-118.200 II. Definitions

MARKET-ALLOCATION AGREEMENTS
7-4.100 Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. Secs. 1 to 7

MARRIAGE FRAUD
9-73.200 Immigration Violations—8 U.S.C. § 1325-28, 8 U.S.C. § 1253, and 18 U.S.C. § 758
9-73.700 Marriage Fraud—8 U.S.C. § 1325(c) and 18 U.S.C. § 1546

MARSHALS SERVICE SEIZED ASSET DEPOSIT ACCOUNT
1-3.000 Prior Approval Requirements

MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS
see WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

MASTER RECORD NUMBERS
3-4.511 Classification Under the General Schedule

MCKINNEY ACT
4-6.350 Area 5—Housing

MECHANICS' LIENS
5-15.516 Transmittal of Record
5-15.530 Title Evidence—Purpose
5-15.536 Certificates as to Parties in Possession and Mechanics' Liens

MEDIA INQUIRIES
9-21.970 Other Requests
9-65.140 Publicity Concerning Threats Against Government Officials

MEDIA RELATIONS
see generally Title 1, Chapter 7
see also PUBLICITY

MEDICAID
4-5.422 Disposition of Cases Under the Vaccine Program
4-6.340 Area 4—Human Resources
9-16.040 Plea Bargains in Fraud Cases
9-42.100 Introduction
9-42.451 Plea Bargaining in Medicare-Medicaid Frauds
9-44.160 Guidelines for Multidistrict Health Care Fraud Initiatives

MEDICAL CARE RECOVERY ACT
4-5.640 FTCA Staff—Medical Care Recovery Act Cases

MEDICAL DEVICES
4-8.225 Prosecutions of Manufacturers of Drugs, Devices, and Biologics

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
4-1.512 Cases Monitored by Civil Division
4-5.140 Torts Branch Components—Federal Tort Claims Act Staff
4-5.610 FTCA Staff—Introduction

MEDICARE
1-10.220 Case Processing by Teletype with Social Security Administration
4-1.310 Direct Referral Cases
4-4.480 Medicare Overpayment Cases
4-5.422 Disposition of Cases Under the Vaccine Program
4-5.650 FTCA Staff—Medicare Recovery Cases
4-6.340 Area 4—Human Resources
9-16.040 Plea Bargains in Fraud Cases
9-42.100 Introduction
9-42.451 Plea Bargaining in Medicare-Medicaid Frauds

MEDICARE OVERPAYMENT
4-4.480 Medicare Overpayment Cases

MENTAL COMPETENCY OF AN ACCUSED
9-9.000 Mental Competency of an Accused (18 U.S.C. §§ 4241 et seq.)

MENTAL EXAMINATIONS
3-1.200 Prior Approval Requirements
3-8.520 Expenses Incurred on Behalf of Indigents
3-8.622 Chargeable to "Fees and Expenses of Witness" Appropriation
3-19.852 Psychiatric Examinations in Criminal Cases
9-2.050 Dismissal of Indictments and Informations
see also PSYCHIATRISTS

MENTAL HEALTH
8-2.261 Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons
9-65.463 Competency-Utilization of Federal Facility

MENTAL ILLNESS
9-65.110 Protection of the President and Secret Service Protectees— Notification Requirement
9-65.140 Publicity Concerning Threats Against Government Officials

MERGERS
7-3.500 Washington General Litigation Sections
7-3.700 Field offices
7-4.200 Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. Secs. 14, 18, 19, and 20
7-5.200 Standards for Initiating a Preliminary Inquiry
7-5.420 Civil Actions Generally

MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD (MSPB)
3-5.200 Processing Complaints of Discrimination
4-4.220 Federal Circuit
4-6.320 Area 2—Nondiscrimination Personnel Litigation

MERITS BRIEFS
1-2.104 Office of the Solicitor General
4-1.214 Appellate Staff

MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION ACT
4-6.210 Delegated Affirmative Cases
4-6.300 Area 1—Affirmative Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement
9-78.000 Worker Protection Statutes

MIGRATORY BIRDS
5-1.310 Authority of United States Attorneys to Initiate Actions Without Prior Authorization, i.e., Direct Referral Cases
5-10.120 Statutes Administered
5-10.312 Notice to Wildlife and Marine Resources Section of Intention to File Direct Referral Action

MILITARY
1-2.112 Standards for Considering Pardon Petitions
3-4.630 Absence and Leave
3-7.210 Membership
3-15.190 Emergency Planning
3-19.500 Armed Forces Witnesses—Military Personnel—Fees and Travel Expenses
4-5.110 Torts Branch Components—Aviation and Admiralty
4-5.320 Aviation Litigation
4-5.413 Constitutional Torts—Analysis of Complaint
4-5.510 Environmental Torts (Formerly Environmental and Occupational Disease Litigation (EODL))—Introduction
4-6.010 Federal Programs Branch—Subject Matter Areas
4-6.332 Area 3—Government Information—General Information for Particular Case Types (Including Jurisdiction and Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies)
4-6.360 Area 6—National Security, Military and Foreign Relations
5-15.525 Service
5-15.582 Satisfaction of Deficiency Judgments
5-15.632 Authority of Agency Representatives to Recommend Acceptance or Rejection of Settlement Offers
6-5.400 Suits Involving Governmental Immunity From State and Local Taxes
9-2.021 Armed Forces Enlistment as an Alternative to Federal Prosecution
9-4.121 10 U.S.C.: Armed Forces
9-8.010 Armed Forces Enlistment as an Alternative to Federal Prosecution
9-20.100 Introduction
9-20.115 Prosecution of Military Personnel
9-37.001 Introduction
9-60.1112 Restriction on the Possession of Firearms by Individuals Convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9))
9-66.100 Protection of Government Property—Real Property
9-90.010 National Security
9-90.210 Contacts with the Intelligence Community Regarding Criminal Investigations or Prosecutions

MILITARY BASE CLOSING
4-6.360 Area 6—National Security, Military and Foreign Relations

MILITARY JUSTICE
9-20.100 Introduction
9-20.115 Prosecution of Military Personnel

MINARIK
4-8.240 Motions Commonly Filed

MINERALS AND MINING
5-7.120 Statutes Administered
5-11.101 Statutes Administered
9-4.145 30 U.S.C.: Mineral Lands and Mining

MINIMIZATION
9-7.100 Authorization of Applications for Wire, Oral, and Electronic Interception Orders—Overview and History of Legislation
9-7.110 Format for the Authorization Request

MINIMUM MANDATORY
see MANDATORY MINIMUM

MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS
8-2.210 Employment Litigation Section
8-2.213 Employment Litigation Section—Defensive Suits

MINORITY LANGUAGE
8-2.279 Federal Observer Assignment (Section 8)
8-2.280 Minority Language (Section 4(f)(4) and Section 203(c))
8-2.282 United States Attorney Enforcement of Minority Language Provisions

MISAPPLICATION
4-4.110 Civil Fraud Litigation
9-40.000 Bank Frauds and Related Offenses--Policy
9-46.100 Introduction

MISAPPROPRIATION
3-11.120 Standards For Internal Financial Control-Employee Responsibilities
4-4.330 Suits Involving Trademarks, Trade Secrets, or Technical Data
9-66.010 Introduction

MISCONDUCT OF IRS PERSONNEL
6-4.200 Tax Division Jurisdiction and Procedures

MISCONDUCT OF DOJ EMPLOYEES
1-4.100 Allegations of Misconduct by Department of Justice Employees--Reporting Misconduct Allegations

MISCONDUCT OF NON-DOJ EMPLOYEES AND JUDGES
1-4.150 Reporting Allegations of Misconduct Concerning Non-Department of Justice Attorneys or Judges

MISSING PERSONS
1-2.121 International Criminal Police Organization-United States National Central Bureau (INTERPOL-USNCB)
9-60.100 Kidnapping—18 U.S.C. §§ 1201 and 1202
9-60.111 Kidnapping/Missing Persons—Prosecution Policy

MISTAKE IN BID
4-4.420 Contracts

MISUSE OF STAMPS
6-4.270 Criminal Division Responsibility

MITIGATING FACTORS
9-10.030 Notice of Intention to Seek the Death Penalty
9-10.040 Submissions to the Department of Justice
9-10.080 Standards for Determination
9-27.430 Selecting Plea Agreement Charges
9-34.000 Preparation of Reports on Convicted Prisoners for the Parole Commission
9-63.161 Prosecution Policy for Carrying Weapons or Explosives Aboard Aircraft (49 U.S.C. § 46505)

MITIGATION AND REMISSION
see REMISSION

MIXED CASE COMPLAINTS
3-5.200 Processing Complaints of Discrimination
3-5.211 General Guidance on Filing Discrimination Complaints

MLATS
see MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TREATIES

MODEL PLAN
3-9.200 Reporting and Management—Financial Litigation Plan

MONETARY INSTRUMENTS
9-79.200 Bank Records and Foreign Transactions Act
9-105.330 Consultation Requirements
9-112.110 Administrative Forfeiture Policy
9-112.120 Administrative Forfeiture of Bank Accounts

MONETARY OBLIGATIONS
9-113.109 Tax Obligations, Fines, Penalties, and Other Monetary Obligations in Forfeiture Settlements

MONEY LAUNDERING
see generally Title 9, Chapter 105
see also
4-4.120 Civil Penalties And Civil Monetary Forfeitures
9-2.400 Prior Approvals Chart
9-2.420 Prior Approvals Chart
9-41.001 Resource Materials
9-43.100 Prosecution Policy Relating to Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
9-118.725 VII.B.5. Program Management Expenses
9-119.116 Seizure/Restraint of Ongoing Business— Approval/Consultation Procedure
9-119.400 Money Laundering Prosecutions and Forfeitures
9-119.600 Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Money Laundering Investigations

MONEY LAUNDERING CONTROL ACT
9-105.100 Introduction

MONITORED CASES
4-1.313 Retained Cases
4-1.420 Responsibilities of Client Agencies—Court Appearances
4-1.511 Cases Delegated to United States Attorneys
4-1.512 Cases Monitored by Civil Division
4-1.600 Prior Approvals
4-3.231 Monitoring of Payment Agreements by the Department of Veterans Affairs Debt Management Center (DMC)
4-4.310 Intellectual Property—Copyright Suits
4-4.320 Patent Suits
4-4.330 Suits Involving Trademarks, Trade Secrets, or Technical Data
4-5.200 Torts Branch Procedures—Conduct of FTCA Litigation
4-5.220 Torts Branch Procedures—Substantive Considerations in FTCA Litigation
4-5.413 Constitutional Torts—Analysis of Complaint
4-6.100 Defensive Litigation
4-6.220 Monitored Affirmative Cases
4-6.230 Personally Handled and Jointly Handled Affirmative Cases
4-8.300 Odometer Fraud Prosecutions

MONOPOLIES
7-3.700 Field offices
7-4.100 Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. Secs. 1 to 7
7-4.200 Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. Secs. 14, 18, 19, and 20

MONTREAL CONVENTION
9-63.200 Destruction of Aircraft and Motor Vehicles and Related Offenses (18 U.S.C. §§ 31 - 35)
9-63.221 Prosecutive Policy for 18 U.S.C. § 32(b)

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
4-5.310 Admiralty Litigation
6-1.100 Department of Justice Policy and Responsibilities

MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL
see NEW TRIAL

MOTION PICTURES
7-3.600 Specialized Sections

MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF RECORDS
6-5.522 Directly Referred Cases

MOTION TO CORRECT SENTENCE
2-4.122 Criminal Cases—Other

MOTION TO QUASH
see QUASHING SUBPOENAS, PETITIONS, ETC.

MOTION TO STRIKE SURPLUSAGE
4-8.240 Motions Commonly Filed

MOTION TO TRANSFER
2-4.221 Civil Cases—Appeals to the Federal Circuit From District Courts
9-63.1200 Gangs and Gang-Related Youth Violence—Approval/Consultation Requirements

MOTION TO TRANSFER TO ADULT STATUS
9-8.130 Motion to Transfer

MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY
9-76.010 Overview
9-76.210 Transportation—Motor Carrier Safety—Policy

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
3-15.180 Occupational Safety and Health Program

MOTOR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
9-61.100 Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Theft—18 U.S.C. §§ 2311-2313
9-61.700 Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Statutes
9-61.710 Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Offenses—Policy Considerations

MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION AND COSTS SAVINGS ACT
4-1.216 Office of Consumer Litigation

MOTOR VEHICLE MANAGEMENT
3-13.500 Motor Vehicle Management—Acquisition of Leased Government Vehicles
3-13.512 Motor Vehicle Management—References
3-13.520 Motor Vehicle Management—Internal Control of Vehicles—Logging Requirements
3-13.530 Official Use of Government Vehicles

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
9-60.1010 Prosecution Policy—Carjacking Cases
9-61.010 Introduction
9-61.100 Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Theft—18 U.S.C. §§ 2311-2313
9-61.111 Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Theft—Prosecution Policy
9-61.112 Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Theft—Prosecution Policy
9-61.113 Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Theft—Prosecution Policy
9-61.114 Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Theft—Notification Requirements
9-61.700 Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Statutes

MOTOR VOTER
8-2.286 Voting Rights—Miscellaneous Provisions

MOVING EXPENSES
5-15.556 Reimbursement in Certain Cases for Moving, Relocation and Related Expenses

MULTI-DISTRICT CASES
see MULTIPLE DISTRICTS

MULTI-FAMILY FORECLOSURE
4-4.550 Foreclosure of Government-Held Mortgages

MULTIPLE DAMAGES
4-4.110 Civil Fraud Litigation
5-1.310 Authority of United States Attorneys to Initiate Actions Without Prior Authorization, i.e., Direct Referral Cases

MULTIPLE DISTRICTS
5-11.105 Cases of National Interest
9-2.410 Prior Approvals Chart
9-2.420 Prior Approvals Chart
9-16.040 Plea Bargains in Fraud Cases
9-27.630 Entering into Non-prosecution Agreements in Return for Cooperation—Limiting the Scope of Commitment
9-44.160 Guidelines for Multidistrict Health Care Fraud Initiatives
9-75.084 Child Pornography—Prosecution Policy—Prospective Policy Generally and in Multi-District Investigations
9-75.300 Obscenity/Sexual Exploitation—Venue
9-75.310 Multiple Prosecutions of Obscenity Offenses
9-118.540 V.D. Decision-Making Authority
9-119.106 Equitable Sharing—Approval/Consultation Procedure

MULTIPLE FILINGS
6-4.243 Review of Direct Referral Matters

MULTIPLICITY
4-8.240 Motions Commonly Filed
9-40.000 Bank Frauds and Related Offenses--Policy
9-42.100 Introduction
see also DUPLICITOUS PLEADINGS

MURDER
1-2.121 International Criminal Police Organization-United States National Central Bureau (INTERPOL-USNCB)
9-2.031 Dual and Successive Prosecution Policy ("Petite Policy")
9-2.136 Investigative and Prosecutive Policy for International Terrorism Matters
9-2.400 Prior Approvals Chart
9-10.070 Substantial Federal Interest
9-60.010 Introduction
9-60.900 Murder-for-Hire—18 U.S.C. § 1958
9-60.910 Prosecution Policy and the Death Penalty
9-63.1200 Gangs and Gang-Related Youth Violence—Approval/Consultation Requirements
9-65.300 Presidential Assassination Statute—18 U.S.C. § 1751
9-65.600 Assaults on and Kidnapping of Federal Officers
9-65.700 Congressional, Cabinet, and Supreme Court Assassination, Kidnapping, and Assault (18 U.S.C. § 351)
9-65.800 Protection of Foreign Officials, Internationally Protected Persons (IPPs) and Official Guests
9-65.810 Prosecutive Policy—Preference for Local Disposition
9-65.900 Protection of a Member of a Federal Official's Family (18 U.S.C. § 115)
9-75.100 Sexual Abuse—18 U.S.C. §§ 2241 et seq.
9-110.800 Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Activity (18 U.S.C. § 1959)
9-110.812 Specific Guidelines for Section 1959 Prosecutions

MURDER-FOR-HIRE
9-2.136 Investigative and Prosecutive Policy for International Terrorism Matters
9-60.010 Introduction
9-60.900 Murder-for-Hire—18 U.S.C. § 1958
9-60.910 Prosecution Policy and the Death Penalty
9-63.1200 Gangs and Gang-Related Youth Violence—Approval/Consultation Requirements

MUSIC VIDEOS
9-71.001 Introduction

MUTINY
9-69.300 Prison Offenses (18 U.S.C. §§ 1791-1793)

MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TREATIES (MLAT)
9-13.500 International Legal Assistance
9-13.510 Obtaining Evidence Abroad—General Considerations
9-13.512 Intended Use of the Evidence
9-13.514 Time Required
9-13.516 Cost of Obtaining Evidence
9-13.520 Methods of Obtaining Evidence from Abroad
9-13.540 Assisting Foreign Prosecutors

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