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§ 11-523. Fines or penalties for violation of subtitle

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFinancial Institutions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Financial Institutions
Title 11. Consumer Credit
Subtitle 5. Maryland Mortgage Lender Law (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Financial Institutions, § 11-523
§ 11-523. Fines or penalties for violation of subtitle
In general
(a) Any person who willfully violates any provision of this subtitle or any rule or regulation adopted under it is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or both.
Unlicensed persons who make or assist borrowers in obtaining mortgage loans
(b) Any unlicensed person who is not exempt from licensing under this subtitle who makes or assists a borrower in obtaining a mortgage loan in violation of this subtitle may collect only the principal amount of the loan and may not collect any interest, costs, finder's fees, broker fees, or other charges with respect to the loan.
Mortgage lenders who willfully misappropriate moneys in excess of $300
(c) Any mortgage lender or employee or agent of a mortgage lender who willfully misappropriates or intentionally and fraudulently converts to the mortgage lender's or to the mortgage lender's employee's or agent's own use money in excess of $300 rightfully belonging to a borrower, or who otherwise commits any fraudulent act in the course of engaging in the mortgage lending business is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 years or both.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 476, § 3, eff. July 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1997, c. 588, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 1998, c. 760, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 1998, c. 761, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2000, c. 691, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2000.
MD Code, Financial Institutions, § 11-523, MD FIN INST § 11-523
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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