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Legal Statutes: District of Columbia

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Chapter 14. False Pretenses; False Personation

back to top§ 22-1402. Recordation of deed, contract, or conveyance with intent to extort money

Whoever having no title or color of title to the land affected shall maliciously cause to be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia any deed, contract, or other instrument purporting to convey or to relate to any land in said District with intent to extort money or anything of value from any person owning such land, or having any interest therein, shall be fined not less than $1,000 and not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both


(June 30, 1902, 32 Stat. 535, ch. 1329, § 845a; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 106, 41 DCR 2608; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 217, 60 DCR 2064.)