There is a newer version of the New York Consolidated Laws
2010 New York Code
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title K - OFFENSES INVOLVING FRAUD
Article 180 - (180.00 - 180.57) BRIBERY NOT INVOLVING PUBLIC SERVANTS, AND RELATED OFFENSES
180.55 - Rent gouging in the third degree.
§ 180.55 Rent gouging in the third degree. A person is guilty of rent gouging in the third degree when, in connection with the leasing, rental or use of real property, he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept from a person some consideration of value, less than two hundred fifty dollars, in addition to lawful rental and other lawful charges, upon an agreement or understanding that the furnishing of such consideration will increase the possibility that any person may obtain or renew the lease, rental or use of such property, or that a failure to furnish it will decrease the possibility that any person may obtain or renew the same. Rent gouging in the third degree is a class B misdemeanor.
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