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Session Laws, 1967
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SPIRO T. AGNEW, Governor                          773

(b) Issue subpoenas to any person, administer an oath of affirma-
tion to any person, conduct hearings in aid of any investigation or

inquiry, prescribe such forms and promulgate such rules and regu-
lations as may be

(c) Examine under oath any person in connection with the sale,
offering, or advertisement of any merchandise or service; and

(d) Examine any merchandise or sample thereof or the results

of any service or examine any records, books, documents, accounts
or papers as he may deem necessary.

23. 22.

(a) If any person fails or refuses to file any statement or report,

or obey any subpoena issued by the Attorney General, the Attorney
General may, after notice, apply to a Circuit Court and, after hearing
thereon, request an order:

(1) Granting injunctive relief, restraining the sale or advertise-
ment of any merchandise by such persons;

(2) Vacating, annulling, or suspending the corporate charter of
a corporation created by or under the laws of this State or revoking
or suspending the certificate of authority to do business in this State
of a foreign corporation or revoking or suspending any other licenses,
permits or certificates issued pursuant to law to such person which
are used to further the allegedly unlawful practice; and

    (3) Granting such other relief as may be required; until the

person files the statement or report, or obeys the subpoena.

(b) Whenever it appears to the Attorney General that a person
has engaged in, is engaging in or is about to engage in
(A) IF A
declared to be unlawful by this Act he
may seek and obtain in an action in a Circuit Court an injunction
prohibiting such person from continuing such practices or engaging
therein or doing any acts in furtherance thereof after appropriate
notice to such person. Such notice shall state generally the relief
sought and be served at least 3
SEVEN days prior to the institution
of such action. The court may make such orders or judgments as
may be necessary to prevent the use or employment by a person of
any prohibited practices, or which may be necessary to restore to
any person in interest any moneys or property, real or personal
which may have been acquired by means of any practice in this Act
declared to be unlawful including the appointment of a receiver in
cases of substantial and willful violation of the provisions of this Act.

(e) (B) In addition to the actions enumerated in subsections (a)
and (b) of this section, any person violating the provisions of this
subtitle shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be
subject to a fine of not more than five hundred ($500)
SAND ($1,000) dollars or imprisonment of not more than one year
or both, at the discretion of the court.

(A) When a receiver is appointed by the court pursuant to this

subtitle, he shall have the power to sue for, collect, receive and take

24. 23.


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