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John Freeman

Sex crime Attorney at Troy, MI

4.7   33 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 16 years
    New York - NY 30 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    24%

    20 years

  2. Violent crime
    20%

    31 years

  3. White collar crime
    20%

    31 years

  4. Drug Crime
    15%

    31 years

  5. Federal crime
    15%

    24 years

  6. Criminal defense
    2%
    Criminal Defense, All Crimes, State & Federal Court, Former State and Federal Prosecutor, also handles Administrative and Internal Compliance Investigations

    31 years, 2,150 cases

  7. DUI and DWI
    2%

    31 years

  8. Expungement
    2%

    17 years

Tough, Strategic, Dependable

At the Law Office of John Freeman, we defend individuals and companies accused of all types of federal crimes, state crimes, including violent crimes, drug crimes, white collar crimes, corruption charges, computer crimes, immigration and international crimes, DUI/OWI/OUIL, gun crimes, fraud, drunk driving, and self-defense cases.

 

We are strategic, tough, honest and dependable. We are determined to succeed on behalf of our clients.

 

Mr. Freeman has received a BV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

 

Media Coverage

Because of Mr. Freeman's experience and expertise, he often comments for the media on high profile matters.  Mr. Freeman contributes for CBS News/Radio, WDIV Channel 4 Detroit; WADL Detroit Channel 38; the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News.  For examples of Mr. Freeman's media coverage, click here. 

 

All Crime, All the Time

The Law Office of John Freeman is "ALL CRIME, ALL THE TIME."  We handle criminal cases and administrative matters related to criminal cases.  We are not a general practice firm.  We do not attempt to juggle multiple areas of the law.  We focus all our energy and resources on criminal cases.  We use our exclusive experience in criminal law to defend the rights and freedom of our clients.  

 

Our clients are individuals and corporate entities that are under investigation and/or formally charged with all types of federal and state crimes.  We appear in federal court, state court, and before a variety of administrative agencies, including County Gun Boards (CPL/CCW permits), the Secretary of State (Driver's License Appeals), the Department of Corrections (Parole), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (FFL regulation).

 

A Former Federal and State Prosecutor

John Freeman is a former federal and state prosecutor. In those roles, he handled a large number of high-profile cases, including murder, terrorism, high-level drug trafficking, robbery, white-collar charges and other federal crimes.  He now uses that experience to defend clients accused of serious felony and misdemeanor charges in federal and state court.

 

When your freedom is at risk, you cannot afford anything less than a strong and effective defense. The Law Office of John Freeman will work passionately to defend your rights and your freedom.

 

Aggressive Representation at All Stages

The Law Office of John Freeman can represent you at all stages of the legal process, including:

 

  • Pre- and post-arrest situational management
  • Pre- and post-charge negotiations
  • Voluntary surrender
  • Immunity
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • Material witnesses
  • Statements to the authorities
  • Initial appearance, preliminary exam and arraignment
  • Detention / bond hearings
  • Plea bargains
  • Trial
  • Post-trial motions and sentencing
  • Appeals and post-sentencing motions
  • Probation and parole violations
  • Expungement
  • Concealed Pistol License Hearings

 

Your future may depend on your choice of a criminal defense attorney.

Every step of the way, John Freeman will work to protect your rights and your freedom.

 

Self-Defense and Gun Rights

 

In addition to all types of criminal matters in state and federal court, John Freeman also regularly defends gun owners charged with crimes related to their possession and use of firearms. He is a National Rifle Association certified instructor and range safety officer, and he belongs to the North American Hunting Club. As an instructor and sportsman, he stongly believes in the right to possess and carry firearms. He will work to defend your rights and protect your CPL.

 

 

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Location

Law Office of John Freeman
3150 Livernois
Venture Plaza, Suite 270
Troy, MI, 48083-5000

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service and Dedication from John and His Team
I recently had the privilege of being represented by John and his team, and I am extremely satisfied with their exceptional service and dedication. From the initial contact to the final resolution, my experience was nothing short of outstanding. John and his team were incredibly quick with the initial contact and consultation. They made me feel at ease right from the start, and their prompt response set the tone for the professional and efficient service I received throughout my case. Despite the distance, the team went out of their way to support both virtual and in-person appearances. This flexibility was crucial for me and showcased their commitment to accommodating my needs and ensuring I was well-represented no matter the circumstance. All communication with the team was extremely professional. John, Adriana, and Madison were always available to address my questions and concerns, providing clear and concise updates on my case. This level of communication was invaluable and helped me stay informed and confident throughout the process. One of the standout aspects of my experience was the personalized attention I received. John, Adriana, and Madison took the time to help me personally understand the legal terms and system. Their patience and thorough explanations made a significant difference, allowing me to feel more knowledgeable and involved in my case. I highly recommend John and his team to anyone in need of legal representation. Their professionalism, dedication, and client-centered approach make them an outstanding choice. I am deeply grateful for their support and the successful resolution of my case. Thank you, John, Adriana, and Madison, for your exceptional service and for making a challenging time much more manageable.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further…hire Mr. Freeman
My experience with John and his team, was excellent from beginning to end. His legal assistant Rebekah was professional, prompt, and courteous in scheduling my free consultation. During the consultation, John listened attentively, provided valuable insight, and ensured a non-rushed experience. Madison, his paralegal, maintained consistent communication, demonstrating friendliness and understanding. John's prompt communication further enhanced the experience. Overall, I am highly pleased with the service provided by Mr. Freeman and his entire staff, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Tracy | July 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Client
You never want to need a lawyer, however, if/when the time comes John Freeman is a good choice. John and his staff walked us through every process and negotiated a very good outcome in a difficult situation. John took the time to have a conversation with us, not just about the case but to understand our situation and reflect on how to proceed. It wasn’t just about the case it was about us.
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Posted by Adam | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome
John Freeman represented me throughout my criminal defense case. He was not cheap... but I got a better outcome than I thought possible. Most of it was just negotiation, but it was the best negotiation possible, which was exactly what I needed. Sound advice throughout the entire pretrial period, too.
Response from John Freeman March 11, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. Sometimes, when the evidence is stacked against a client, the best strategy is to negotiate the best deal possible. Thanks to you doing your part during the process by following my instructions and complying with all bond conditions, you made negotiating an excellent resolution possible.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
John is honest, commited, ethical, and humble. I would recommend his services. Very good communication, accessible when needed, always returned my phone calls. Great team, great lawyer !
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experiences and services
I am pleased with the services that was provided by John and the team. They are professional, courteous and accessible as needed. The team Amy and Kim are very helpful, great communication and over all the team looked after the client well. Thank you for your services. --MK
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I can’t even begin to describe how pleased I am with John Freeman’s office. My first contact was with his assistant (Kim). She listened to my issues and immediately put me at ease. I got in the same day for a free consultation with John. He spent well over an hour with me going over all the details of my problem....my son was facing jail time due to a probation violation. Long story short all charges were dropped and his probation ended 3 months early. We never even had to go to court. He is a miracle worker. Highly recommend John Freeman...you won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy!
Great attorney, knows his stuff when it comes to defending people against the system. An active NRA member and up to date on gun rights.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
John is a well respected and professional attorney. I trusted in his process and he was able to get my case dismissed with just two court appearance(appearance for a warrant & arraignment) I even missed my last court appearance (my scheduling error) however, he was still able to get a dismissal without my appearance. I felt comfortable and open to discuss my case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John the miracle worker
I am a law enforcement officer that made a poor decision with no malicious intentions. As a result of my mistake I was prosecuted and was facing serious felonies and misdemeanors. Fortunately for me a friend had referred me to John Freeman. John was straight forward and didn't make any guarantees or promises. John and his staff were able to make a horrible time in my life a lot easier with their knowledge and hard work. John was able to work out an amazing plea deal that I never thought would be possible. John was awesome when working with the prosecutor and the courts, he really shined. I have no doubt that John's experience, knowledge and negotiation skills made all the difference when handling with my case. John did so much for me and I cannot thank him enough.
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Posted by Joseph | July 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderfull to work with !
John and his office team where great ! They work with you and for you to get the job done the best way they can. I never had to wait long in the office or via a return phone call or email. I used John because he has a strong background with firearm law. I now have John permanently in my phone book.
Posted by Lisa | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
John Freeman and everyone on staff were Friendly, helpful and John is just a easy person to talk to. Overall my experience was great.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Set Aside Conviction (expungement)
Attorney Mr. John Freeman and his team of lawyers have tremendous experience in representing my case. All the required court case documents were provided to me the first day after our consultation and they submitted them to the courthouse as soon as I had them all filled out. My court date was then issued and within 5 months, I was granted by the judge to have my case (prior felony conviction from 30 years ago) expunged. For many years I had no idea that this was even possible until I consulted Mr. Freeman. Now as proof today, he clearly knew the laws in my case and that I did have a very good chance to have this old felony cleared off my record. If you are in need of an attorney, I highly recommend consulting with Mr. Freeman first.
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Posted by Kirk | April 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Super Star Mr. John Freeman
Mr. Freeman saved me. I was scared to death, I was arrested for DUI. I was thankful for the sentence I recieved (I made a stupid mistake) John did a great job. Then I had complications during my probation. The Judge was not happy with me and let me know it. I almost had stoke while I took my shellacking, I could bearly speak. Mr. Freeman rose to my defense, an outstanding litigator, a skilled pro in court and was able to explain my complicated situation. Also I believe his relationships with the Judges is a great benifit because they know Mr. Freeman is an exceptional, remarkable person. John always returned my calls, answered my questions and I can't thank him enough. 10 Stars!
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Posted by Keith | November 10, 2014
John Freeman got my Case Dismissed!
Going into My Felonious Assault with a dangerous weapon John was confident that i would not go to jail based on the discovery at hand. Through the whole process i was well informed from John and his team; even having a big case load he made sure that my case was a priority as well. Mr. Freeman knows the law and before my preliminary hearing he met once with the prosecutor and came out and my case was dismissed. I highly recommend any one in trouble with the Law to call John Freeman to be a FREE MAN!
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2014
A very good Lawyer
John is a very good Lawer who shows genuine concern for his clients. He will give you straight forward advice when going over you legal matter. Being a former Federal laywer is an asset when dealing with the prosecuting side of the Law. I never had a concern that John didn't have my best interest at heart. I would recommend him to anyone needing serious legal help.
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Posted by Christopher C. | September 22, 2010
A strong and true professional. Expert in the legal field.
Mr. Freeman sets a bar that all other lawyers should aspire to. He is an expert in the field of law and his execution of client care exemplifies that. I was/ am impressed with Mr. Freemans desire not only to take care of a client, but to also listen to his client. Individual concerns will never be overlooked with Mr. Freeman nor will they ever be discounted. Not once will Mr. Freeman attempt to move forward unless he is confident you are 100% ready to and in complete understanding of what lies ahead. I can not articulate enough that if you need legal representation that you trust Mr. Freeman with your legal matters. He is not only a credit to the legal system as a whole, but also to the client he represents. Chris C. Livonia, Michigan
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2010
Really Great Lawyer
Mr. Freeman is the guy to go to if you are in trouble with the law. He takes a lot of time to understand your case. You can tell he really wants to protect your rights. He told me he used to work for the Feds in New York city. I guess that's why he's such a tough lawyer. I got the feeling the prosecuter was kinda scared of him. I really hope I never need a criminal lawyer again but if I do I would use Mr. Freeman in a heart beat.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2009
Far better than any other attorney I have used
Total professional in all aspects of my case. His encircling look into my case made it a fresh breath of air. With his court room experience he was able to lead me through my case and get the results that I wanted. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2009
Sensitive situation
Mr. Freeman handled an extremely sensitive situation based upon by positions in business and the military. Mr. Feeman's experience as a former Assistant US Attorney was immeasurable. He kept me informed and managed my "highs and lows" as we worked through our not perfectly fair criminal justice system. Not only is Mr. Freeman well-qualified, but he is also supported by a ubiquitous system of contacts. This was critical in gaining a favorable outcome.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Office of John Freeman
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 2000

Education

  • NRA Annual Fireams Law Seminar
  • Attendee
  • 2010
  • Criminal Defense Attorney's of Michigan
  • Attendee
  • 2010
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Attendee
  • 2009
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attendee
  • 2008
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Attendee
  • 2008
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Calvin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v .Memmer
  • Dismissed following Defense Investigation
  • People v. Laich
  • Dismissed
  • United States v. Hui
  • Plea Deal with Provision for Substantial Reduction
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Associations

  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Legal Services Plan Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Instructor
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter), Criminal Practice Committee
  • Michigan
  • 2009 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Defensive Pistol Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Life Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Police, MI Lodge 188
  • Charter Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Detroit Metropolitan Police Emerald Society
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officer's Association
  • Member / Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Appointed, Legal Advisory Board
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • 2016
  • Appointment
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, White Collar Crime Committee
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Appointment
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Advisory Board, ICLE
  • 2012
  • Appointment
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice Committee
  • 2010
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Temple University School of Law
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • ICLE Webcast
  • Firearms Law
  • 2016
  • Webinar
  • Understanding Michigan Firearm's Laws
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • Firearms Law
  • 2013
  • Moderator - Live Web Cast
  • Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2012
  • Firearms Training
  • Beyond the Concealed Pistol License 101
  • 2009
  • DTE Manager's Conference
  • Law of Self-Defense
  • 2009
  • Target Sports
  • Law of Self-Defense
  • 2008
  • Hunts With Double
  • Law of Self-Defense
  • 2008
  • Grosse Point Sportsman's Club
  • Law of Self-Defense
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (7)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John gives full and detailed answers to tough legal questions. He is a great asset to the Avvo Community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever one of my clients has a complex criminal matter, John Freeman is the first person i have them call, he is quick, responsive, and a all around star. He has helped many of my clients navigate some of the darkest times in their lives."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a terrific attorney. A former Assistant United States Attorney, I knew John as a prosecutor as well. Very smart, tough and creative. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"21 years of practicing criminal law is what we refer to as experienced. He has a huge advantage over most criminal defense attorneys having spent 7 years as a former assistant U.S. Attorney and another 7 as a former Deputy District Attorney. "They know that he knows what they know". John's knowledge of both criminal law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Perhaps the greatest compliment are his numerous client reviews where those he defended have lavished great praise on him. READ THEM! Endorsements from his peer attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP. If you are lucky he might just agree to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an excellent attorney who fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John's extensive experience in state and federal courts highlights his experience as a criminal defense lawyer. He channels his personal passions into his work and his clients appreciate it. Before you hire another lawyer, talk to John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Freeman is a consummate professional with massive experience in defending criminal allegations. If you have been charged with a serious crime or your freedom is being challenged, Mr. Freeman is the best attorney available. I highly endorse John Freeman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.i practiced crinal law for over 40 years. John Freeman is one of the best I ever worked with. He's relentless!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work alongside Mr. Freeman on a complex criminal matter recently and he did an excellent job. Mr. Freeman has excellent credentials and experience and I recommend him to prospective clients seeking an expert in criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"To emphasis John's respect in the criminal defense legal community, he is the lawyer that other criminal defense attorneys refer their friends and family to. As a criminal defense attorney myself, I can personally attest that I have used John's motions, advice, and legal strategies to win many of my cases. In addition to his tenacious and zealous representation of his clients, John brings the knowledge of having participated in many of the most difficult state and federal cases Michigan has ever seen. As a testament to his character, my father (who exclusively practices federal criminal defense) refers to John as one of the best, if not the best, US Attorney he ever faced. Of course, now that John exclusively represents criminal defendants, my thought is that those pesky prosecutors shake in their boots anytime they see his name on a pleading. There is no question about it, if my life was on the line, I'd have John represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is one of the hardest working lawyers I know. And one of the smartest. He knows how to work with the government for a deal and how to challenge the government when necessary. I heartily recommend him to potential clients and to colleagues who need a criminal defense resource."
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