Pagan’s Trial Delayed Again

July 9, 2012

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The murder trial of Kevin Doolin, a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, was postponed today. The trial was continued until August 30 because a police officer who is expected to be a key prosecution witness is on vacation.

Doolin was one of four Pagans charged with the murder of Albert Kolano (photo above), a 33-year-old father of two, outside the Longview Lounge in North Versailles, Pennsylvania on March 12, 2009. According to police accounts there were “15 – 20” Pagans inside the Longview Lounge when Kolano entered. The cause of the altercation between Kolano and the four Pagans is under dispute. At the time of the murder several sources said the argument began over the music playing on the jukebox.

The Killing

Kolano called his brother, Anthony, and asked him to come to his aide. Someone at the bar also called the police. Reportedly, after his brother arrived, with no police in sight, the four Pagans followed Kolano out of the bar when he tried to leave at about 1:30 am. The other Pagans were Bryan Perun, John Miller and Nathaniel Robinson.

After an ugly confrontation in the parking lot, Kolano tried to drive away and, according to police, was shot twice by Doolin.

Kolano drove a short distance before drifting off the road and crashing into a tree. When police approached the vehicle they discovered that Kolano had been shot in the chest. He was taken to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and pronounced dead an hour and a half after the shooting.

All four men were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and that charge was eventually dropped. Perun, a former Pittsburgh police officer, was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly vandalizing Anthony Kolano’s car with a knife and shooting at him. Perun was tried and found not guilty in October 2011.

Charges Dismissed

The charges against Doolin were dismissed by Judge John K. Reilly Jr. in June 2010.

Judge Reilly dismissed the murder charge after it became known that an alleged police informant was in the bar when Kolano was killed. The informant, who has not been named, was attempting to gather evidence of drug dealing by members of the motorcycle club.

Reportedly, the informant told prosecutors that Doolin was not guilty but that he would only testify if he was given immunity. Under Pennsylvania law, only a prosecutor can grant a witness immunity and in this case prosecutors refused because, they argued, the confidential informant “was not credible” and was a member of the Pagans, a known drug dealer, and because his account of the murder was inconsistent with the statements of other witnesses.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reinstated the murder charge against Doolin in July 2010.

The Witness And The Pagans

Doolin was released on $400,000 bond with electronic monitoring in September 2010. His bond was revoked in May 2012 after police learned that Doolin had violated the terms of his release by attending a Pittsburgh Steelers football game.

Last month Doolin’s lawyer, Lee Rothman, asked the current judge in the case, Anthony M. Mariani, to issue a material witness warrant for the confidential informant. In that motion Rothman called the informant a “crucial exculpatory witness.”

Mariani issued the warrant June 22. So far, Doolin’s defense has been unable to find the witness.

Assistant District Attorney Lisa Pellegrini also asked the judge today that she be allowed to essentially put the Pagans Motorcycle Club on trial during Doolin’s trial. Her motion would allow her to present jurors with allegations of the club’s criminality. Judge Mariani will hold a hearing on that motion August 24.

 

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42 Responses to “Pagan’s Trial Delayed Again”

  1. Karma will get'em Says:

    KARMA IS GET THEM ALL EVENTUALLY, SEEN IT HAS GOT A FEW ALREADY. JUST A FEW MORE LOWLIFES LEFT FOR KARMA TO TAKE OUT.

  2. [email protected] Says:

    tell it like it is:
    wow real nice! grow up! glad everyone who was pulling for Mr Doolin wins he is home with his family and happy to have his freedom after this piss poor dog and pony show…..its over so get over it move on! im happy for the man and his family!

  3. tell it like it is Says:

    well Melissa if you have son and he is shot DEAD I hope I am the one who say’s to you (IT IS WHAT IT IS ) Only a Pagan Whore would say something like that so good luck to you.

  4. Melissa Says:

    I care about Kevin Doolins family and I know he wasn’t the one that pulled the trigger. Guess what? He pleads guilty and gets 18-36 months for a murder he didn’t commit and he already served 33 of those months. =) I feel bad for the guy that lost his life, but it is what it is.

  5. WHAT! Says:

    Well, from what I heard the 140 pound little junkie brother with no guns or weapons of any kind held 4 big bad pagans with 3 guns and 2 knifes in place till the cops could come and take them to Pagan Jail.
    By the way (one who knows) is that pagan spelling you use.

  6. TRUTH123 Says:

    The Kolano family is nothing but a bunch of uneducated junkies who think they are getting justice when in reality there is a person walking the steets who is really responcable for the death of their family member while and innocent man sits in a jail cell all because he wore a vest and rode a harley! YOU ARE NOT GETTING JUSTICE nor will you ever because your junkie family fucked that up when they testified on seperate occasions accussing different pepole. stop trying to make this guy look like hes a saint when in truth he is a junkie who started trouble and ran his mouth and like one who knows said he didnt deserve to die but he is def not this innocent young priest you are trying to make him out to be these men dont go looking for trouble its little boys who shoot off at the mouths and then call in good old brother to try and help his fight that attract the trouble! FACE FACTS! STOP WITH LIES! because at the end of the this mess this gentalman you put through hell will be at home with his family enjoying his LIFE when you could of had the real person tried and in jail for life but you had to LIE but guess thats what junkies will do!

  7. one who knows Says:

    To Big V…well said. Thank you.

    TO Justice For albert kolano, I will not get pulled into a verbal bashing match with you, I am a much better person than that. I just wanted to voice my opinion as I am entitled to. I do have much more to say about your post but I am an educated person with strong scruples (you will probably have to look up this word) and will not lower myself to your inferior level.
    Oh one question; how can someone who hasn’t been inside of a bar in years and not looking for trouble end up with such? The Pagans don’t give you trouble unless you are looking for it. Albert and Andy should have taken in a movie instead of hanging out at a bar. Please don’t misunderstand me by no means do I think albert should have lost his life that night, I deeply feel for your loss and it was a terrible tragedy what happened that night.And let me say in closing One Who Knows knows much…and much more than you! FYI Mr Doolin is not cowardly…just very smart. PEACE!!

  8. ENOUGH124 Says:

    KEVIN DOOLIN DID NOT AND WILL NOT PLEAD GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER OR CAPITAL MURDER SO I DO BELIEVE SOME OTHERS NEED THEIR FACTS STRAIGHT AS WELL. TIME SERVED IS WHAT IS BEING HANDED DOWN AS A SENTENCE SO ALL OF YOU LOOK LIKE ASSHOLES EVERYONE SHOULD JUST LET BOTH FAMILIES GO TO DEAL WITH WHAT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH NOBODY DESERVES TO DIE NOBODY DESERVES TO BE WRONGFULLY ACUSSED JUST BECAUSE HES A MEMBER OF A GROUP SO BOTH OF YOU ARE WRONG FOR JUDGING. ITS OVER JUSTICE FOR ALBERT FEELS THEY GOT THEIR JUSTICE SO LET THEM HAVE THEIR MOMENT AND IM SURE THE OTHER FAMILY FEELS LIKE THEY WON AS WELL THEY GET THEIR FAMILY MEMBER BACK SO ITS OVER LET IT LAY WHERE IS BELONGS PEPOLE!!

  9. BigV Says:

    Blah blah blah. Same shit, like a broken record.

    This is a case of how being honorable gets you railroaded in our justice system. The Pagans had the sense and the honor to keep their mouths shut and not point fingers or snitch.

    Say you go to a bar or a bike show or a drag strip or to the fucking grocery store- say you mouth off or try to buy drugs from someone who isn’t dealing. Say you don’t have the sense to split and then to make things worse you call for backup so you can play billy badass. To most thinking rational people you can expect a Bad Day at Blackrock.

    A person who goes looking for something like that can expect these things, a person who goes looking better not be surprised when it happens.

    A person without enough sense to know what is going to happen is going to be exactly the same type of spineless fuck who is celebrate an innocent man going to prison.

    If you jump into a cage with a Tiger, he’s going to do his thing. If you piss off a Rhino- that motherfucker doesn’t care- he’s gonna charge your ass. You grab a bull- you get the horns.

    We live in a nanny society where there is no taking responsibility for your own actions. We live in a world where we are punished for standing up for family, friends, brothers, our word, and our honor. That’s what Mr. Doolin is being punished for.

    In a much saner time, no one would have seen anything, the cops wouldn’t have been called, and nature would have taken it’s course- that shit is called natural selection.

    Spin it however you want, “Justice”, but “deserve” has nothing to do with anything. People sometimes get reminded that you can’t run roughshod and run your mouth like a big swinging dick, unless you are capable of backing that up. Turned out the hot air went out of the blood when it sprung the leak, huh ?

    Now fuck off and go back to your life of woe and self pity and thank your nanny state for taking care of your own business.

    Support Your Local Pagans MC
    Free All Pagans !

  10. Justice for Albert Kolano Says:

    One who knows…Knows nothing at all…

  11. Justice for Albert Kolano Says:

    Kevin Doolin was there & shot a gun at Albert Kolano! The only thing thats ashame about Kevin Doolin being charged with the murder of Albert Kolano is that hes alone cause there should be more of his pagan brothers taking the same charges with him. There were many men there that night that should be sitting right where Kevin Doolin is. No one ever claimed that the Kolano family were Saints. But he didn’t deserve his life taken from him. No Albert Kolano wasnt frequently in the bar matter of fact that was the first time in years that he went to a bar and lost his life in that bar! No the Kolanos are not perfect by no means perfect! Albert Kolano was a good guy who didn’t have weapons, who didn’t want a problem with anyone. And if you knew Albert you would know that he was a good guy who didn’t get in trouble who didn’t go to the bars who didn’t do drugs who didn’t drink! Albert was going through a very bad breakup, his family members told him he couldn’t be depressed and he needed to get out of the house that he needed to do things so his cousin Andy Miller took him out to that bar which he was frequently at. What good that did for him because the first time he goes out he loses his life. You can read all the newspapers you want because you got no clue about what it really is or what really happened. And if you was there & know things what a coward you are for not standing up for justice of a truely innocent man! Kevin Doolin is in jail & that’s were he belongs it is ashame that he is a cowardly man who could tell the whole truth. Hopefully in time his buddies that desereve to be sitting were he is, right along side him for taking the life of a really Good man who didn’t deserve none of this! Albert Kolano wasnt a bike gang member. Albert Kolano wasn’t carring guns or knifes like the bikers were that night. Albert was a better man than all 20-25 pagans put all together. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO! ( anyway it comes)!

  12. one who knows Says:

    Anyone who knows Mr Doolin knows that he is not guilty. He is taking the fall for the true guilty one. Anyone who really knows “Club” life knows why he is doing this. He is pleading to a deal that will allow him to be home and free to continue living his life way before the fucked up judicial system can get him to trial. Many people including kolano family members know that Mr Doolin is not guilty, the brother has accused three people of committing this crime including Perun when at his trial stood up and told the court (while pointing to Perun)”that’s the man who shot at me and killed my brother”. Talk about an unreliable witness. Why would any decent family want an innocent man to pay for the crime of another? Just to get justice? Well family if you can’t answer this honestly then you are not a decent family …but I think many people already know this. And wasn’t kolano frequenting this bar to purchase drugs? So please don’t try to make it sound like kolano and his family are pure and perfect…it just isn’t true. It truly is a shame that kolano lost his life but convicting an innocent man won’t bring him back or serve any kind of justice.

  13. Rebel Says:

    Dear Justice for Albert Kolano,

    Please stop spamming this site. I understand it makes you feel better. Write me an email instead. I’m going to delete your other “comments” now.

    Rebel

  14. Justice for Albert Kolano Says:

    Oh yeah lololololololololololololhahahahahahahahahahagahbahbahbahbahbahb

  15. Justice for Albert Kolano Says:

    JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO!!!!!!!

  16. Hose-a 1% Says:

    @justice for,GO GET YOUR FACE FUCKED.FUCKING MORON.

  17. Not Surprised Says:

    Lot of HAHAHA’a in those posts. Ever notice how laughter just don’t quite translate online?

  18. rollinnorth Says:

    Must be the full moon.

  19. Phuquehed Says:

    The only “stupid dummy” seen here is the one who posted five times ranting like an idiot in less than 30 minutes.

    By the way, you mental midget, you seem to not understand how the justice system works. There’s untold numbers of folks who are pretty much *forced* or *blackmailed* to plead guilty to things they haven’t done because if they don’t they’re threatened with more jail time for even more bullshit offenses they didn’t commit!

    You must be related to Forrest Gump, right?

  20. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO! Says:

    Hahahahahaha your a joke Kevin Doolin Pleading GUILTY to the murder of Albert Kolano!!! Talk about things you know not what you read in the news papers! Your stupid & you know nothing about this case or Albert Kolano get a life buddy go talk about things you know!! KEVIN DOOLIN IS GUILTY CAUSE HES GUILTY!! By the way no one & I mean no one cares about Kevin Doolins family including Kevin Doolin..your so stupid dummy!!! JUSTICE FOR AlBERT KOLANO!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  21. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO! Says:

    Hahahahahaha your a joke Kevin Doolin Pleading GUILTY to the murder of Albert Kolano!!! Talk about things you know not what you read in the news papers! Your stupid & you know nothing about this case or Albert Kolano get a life buddy go talk about things you know!! KEVIN DOOLIN IS GUILTY CAUSE HES GUILTY!! By the way no one & I mean no one cares about Kevin Doolins family including Kevin Doolin..your so stupid dummy!!! JUSTICE FOR AlBERT KOLANO!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  22. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO! Says:

    Hahahahahaha your a joke Kevin Doolin Pleading GUILTY to the murder of Albert Kolano!!! Talk about things you know not what you read in the news papers! Your stupid & you know nothing about this case or Albert Kolano get a life buddy go talk about things you know!! KEVIN DOOLIN IS GUILTY CAUSE HES GUILTY!! By the way no one & I mean no one cares about Kevin Doolins family including Kevin Doolin..your so stupid dummy!!! JUSTICE FOR AlBERT KOLANO!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  23. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO Says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahshahahahahahahaha hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO Says:

    Let me tell you another thing no one cares about kevin doolins family!!!

  25. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO Says:

    May 3rd Kevin Doolin will plead guilty for the capitol murder of albert kolano!!! Justice is being served!!!

  26. JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO Says:

    Hahahaha a man who isn’t guilty & who has no evidence against him wouldn’t plead guilty to a murder he didn’t commit!!!! Let me tell you that your stupid as hell & you got no clue what your talking about!!!! Here’s a fact for you dummy KEVIN DOOLIN PLEADED GUILTY TO 1ST DEGREE MURDER OF ALBERT KOLANO! BECAUSE HES GUILTY!!! SO TALK ABOUT Thing’S YOU KNOW Don’t TALK ABOUT THINGS YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT DUMMY!!!!

  27. BIKER0725 Says:

    HAHAHAHA MAD? MAD ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY? THE FACT THE CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPED ONCE ALREADY AGAINST THIS MAN?!? AND KARMA? HM I BELIEVE SHE WILLBE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR VERY SOON. AND YOU BRING THIS MANS FAMILY INTO IT? THAT REALLY GOES TO SHOW WHAT A LOW LIFE YOU TRULY ARE I FAIL TO SEE WHAT THIS MANS FAMILY HAS TO DO WITH ANY OF THIS BUT TRASH WILL BE TRASH I GUESS AND I PRAY I HEAR THE NEWS SO I CAN COME TO THE COURT HOUSE AND LAUGH IN YOUR FACE PERONALLY YES I WILL DIRVE FROM MY HOME IN ANOTHER STATE TO LAUGH IN YOUR FACE WHEN YOUR “QUEST FOR WRONG JUSTICE” IS NOT SERVED! AND I HATE TO TELL YOU BUT THEY WILL NEVER LET THE PAGANS BE TRIED IN THIS CASE ITS 1 MAN ON TRIAL NOT THE GROUP SO AGAIN YOU LOSE AND WILL LOSE THE FINAL BATTLE AND READ NEWS PAPER ARTICALES THIS MAN HAS NOT BEEN IN JAIL THIS WHOLE TIME AND WILL NOT BE MUCH LONGER I CANNOT WAIT TO LAUGH IN YOUR TRASHY FACE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA JUSTICE FOR THE WRONGFULLY ACCUSED!!!!!!!! LET JUNKIES REST IN PISS WHERE THEY BELONG BITCH

  28. justice for albert kolano Says:

    Oh there will be justice one way or the other!! There is plenty of evidence!!
    Kevin Doolin sitting in jail for the last 4yrs proves there is plenty of evidence & hopefully it takes another 10yrs for the superior court to make a decision on all the pagans being put on trial as a group for his murder..now or 10 yrs from now there will be justice guilty or not guilty…justice is being served as I write in this blog & his fat waste of a life is sitting in jail were he belongs as well as other pagans..so you can be as mad as you want & you can say whatever you want but it will never never ever ever stop me from writing JUSTICE FOR ALBERT KOLANO..GOT IT!!! And I don’t have to be a pagan or any other motorcycle gang member to know justice is being served on kevin doolin & his whole family as he sits in jail…karmas a bitch…

  29. BIKER0725 Says:

    YOU WILL NEVER SEE A CONVICTION FOR THIS!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU JUSTICE FOR ALBERT BLAH BLAH BLAH PEPOLE GOING ON ON ON ABOUT SOMETHING YOU WILL NEVER ACCOMPLISH FOR!? SERIOUSLY YOU CAN BLOW UP SOCIAL MEDIA AND NETWORKING SITES ALL YOU WANT BUT WHEN THE EVIDENCE IS NOT THERE ITS JUST NOT! THERE IS NO WAY ON GODS GREEN EARTH YOU WILL GET A CONVICTION ON THIS MAN NO WAY 12 JURORS WILL FIND WITH OUT DOUBT THIS MAN DID THIS STOP LIVING IN YOUR DREAM WORLD AND LOOK AT REALITY NO EVIDENCE NO EVIDENCE NO EVIDENCE!!!!! NONE NOTHING ZIP ZERO ILL SAY AGAIN I WILL WAIT OUTSIDE THE COURT HOUSE TO SHAKE THIS MANS HAND ONCE HE IS FOUND NOT GUITLY. SHOULD HAVE PIN POINTED THE RIGHT PERSON IN THE FIRST PLACE INSTEAD OF LYING THEN MAYBE JUST MAYBE YOUD HAVE YOUR JUSTICE BY NOW……BUT BYE LYING YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT.

  30. back to truth Says:

    1st of 15-20 pagans at the bar well you think that one of those cowards would say the truth…and give the albert kolano family justice…every pagan there that night deserves to go to jail for the rest of there crappy waste of lifes…back to this albert kolano was a innocent man in his truck driving away & was shot in the heart…by a cowardly coward…kolano had no weapons why didn’t they just let him leave…kevin doolin deserves to be in jail for the rest of his life as well as many others that where there that night…justice for albert kolano…

  31. Trappedonrr Says:

    Law inforcement files several charges against you in the hopes that one of them will stick, or you plead out instead of going to trial. It is a disgrace that this is allowed.

    The prosecutor wants the Club on trial so she can get 1: a swing in the jury. 2: RICO if proven it was a gang activity and 3: Accomplices that were previously released re-tried under special circumstances. But that is just my guess. I am not a real lawyer, but I play one online. Anyone that is more familiar can help out on this theory?

  32. JIM666 Says:

    (btb) back to basics Says: Injustice has no boundaries. It could be anyone of us facing the same

    Very true,and is probably only a matter of time,

  33. things that make you go hmm Says:

    so when you are a officer in a club and one of youre members, prospects gets popped dpoe,guns,steriods ,burglary some of bs who knows the first the local cops do is try to break him wel here come the feds and guys what if youre the p,vp,sec, sgt at arms officers they try to have guy pin anything on you with some coaxing fear tactics like we will take you kids or youre a third striker or fed maditory minimums , in a nut shell here comes good old rico and the cooperating witness is now wisked of to some undisclosed location so he can order pizza, in and out ,ice cream whatever he wants while he makes up lies,sometimes out of spite, or just being one evil fuck. 3 people commiting 2 or more crimes together over a 10 yearperiod youre fucked by a law called rico,now plead. every club i mean evey club now has undercover atf,fbi,dea,in there club or trying to get in there club the goverment does not give to squirts about traditional organized crime fat old men and goombas easy to spot and there everthing is wired for sound,youre cell phone ever make a wierd sound when youre not talking on mine to pull out the fucking battery now its dead.americas new target is the highly visible sub culture of mc. while cartell families with little lawn care buisnesses own homes and cra bigger and nicer than you .so do there kida no fucking joke clubs all clubs are comprimised now and forever, ther way to visible a patch on yore back is a target and it starts with the irs i know what im talking about if seen this bullshit happen to people i love,and it was shamefull.best of luck to al and any mc stay free in the wind.

  34. PigPen Says:

    Glen.
    This is not a case where it is a cop’s word vs. the defendant’s word. This would be a cop’s word vs. a “gang member’s” word. As soon as anyone sees MC on the back, it is automatically a gang member. Doolin, already has too many strikes against him.

  35. Glenn S. Says:

    Rebel: “Assistant District Attorney Lisa Pellegrini also asked the judge today that she be allowed to essentially put the Pagans Motorcycle Club on trial during Doolin’s trial. Her motion would allow her to present jurors with allegations of the club’s criminality.”

    I wonder how a judge would rule, in a case where its the defendant’s word vs. the cops word, if the defense wanted to play a tape of the Rodney King beating for the jury, and call as witnesses every exonorated convict who had a confession beaten out of them, as proof of the cops’ criminality?

  36. (btb) back to basics Says:

    to BigV ….

    Injustice has no boundaries. It could be anyone of us facing the same. My thoughts and prayers are with him.

  37. BigV Says:

    They- the cops and prosecutors- have basically paid the CI to split so they do not risk exposing that there was a ton of entrapment and outright framing on Mr. Katona for one, also everybody from Greensburg.

    Also: Irregardless of any club politics that people on here are involved in: Pagan Tramp 1%er is up before a judge on the 11th. Say a few words to whatever power in the universe that you believe in that he is treated with justice and that his ordeal is finally going to be over and he will be freed.

  38. bob Says:

    an intriguing story.The CI was a member of the club?And an ex-LEO is a member?During his service ,was he a dedicated,diligent participant in The War on Drugs ,that policy which is bankrupting this country?Did he ever put away someone for a long,long time for a non-violent drug offense?I know there are a lot of Vietnam and Era vets on this blog.Wouldn’t there be a Chieu Hoi aspect to this,as far as trust?

  39. (btb) back to basics Says:

    Well, I’m sure “Bravo1” could help get to the truth. He’s one of those “honest” cops … ok, I’m being sarcastic !!!!

  40. RVN69 Says:

    Don’t you just love it, when the CI is willing to testify that the “evil bikers” did all kinds of nefarious and illegal acts we are supposed to believe them. When the CI says the cops are wrong and the biker didn’t do the crime, then they are unreliable, can’t be called to testify, and suddenly dissapear.

    And they wonder why we fucking hate them.

    FTF, FTP

    “I am not an angel, nor am I the devil, I am the bastard stepchild of both.”

  41. Trappedonrr Says:

    So essentially, an “informant” who gets paid to narc, says it didn’t happen that way. And now the prosecution decides since he won’t testify their way they will throw out his take and use another? Wow, Mother got her monies worth.

    Hope someone gets to the bottom of this. Its a shame a father, husband, and brother died and they are so wrapped up in trying an “organization” that they cannot deliver justice. Not all pagans are bad, Just like not all cops are good.

  42. Rambler Says:

    So the state’s CI isn’t trustworthy? Gee really. That oughta play well in any future cases using said CI.

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