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§ 2-206 Real Estate Fraud Victims’ Assistance Program. 12.1 Added, Bill No. 130324 (approved July 11, 2013), effective September 9, 2013.12.1

(1) The Law Department, or such other office or agency as the Mayor shall designate, is authorized to develop and administer a Real Estate Fraud VictimsAssistance Program to help the victims of real estate theft in obtaining legal and other resources. The office or agency implementing this program shall serve as aone-stopshop for the victims of real estate theft with the goal of ensuring that such victims receive hands-on assistance throughout the process to recover real property stolen through fraudulent recording of a deed.

(2) Reporting requirement. By December 31 of each year, and at such other times as the President of Council may request, the office or agency responsible for administering this Program shall file a status report with the President and Chief Clerk of Council that includes the following information and such other information deemed relevant: a description of the staff and funding allocated to the Program; the number of clients assisted; the disposition of each matter to date; and recommended reforms to reduce the occurrence of real estate theft or accelerate the restoration of stolen real property to the rightful owner.

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