2020 Maryland Statutes
Title 10 - Sales of Property
Subtitle 3 - Deposits on New Homes
Section 10-305 - Penalties; Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices
(a) If a person willfully and knowingly fails to obtain and maintain a corporate surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit or to hold sums of money in an escrow account as required under this subtitle, the person is guilty of a felony and, on conviction, shall make restitution to the purchaser as determined by the court, and be subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 years or both.
(b) In addition to any other penalty or relief afforded by law or equity, any conduct that fails to comply with this subtitle is an unfair or deceptive trade practice within the meaning of Title 13 of the Commercial Law Article and is subject to all of the provisions of that title except § 13-411 of the Commercial Law Article.
(c) Any officer, director, or employee of a corporation, who knowingly participates in any act or omission which is part of the violation, is subject to the penalties of this section.