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HBA-DC Applauds Passage of Notario Fraud Bill

Thursday, December 8, 2016  

On December 8, 2016, HBA-DC issued a press release commending the Council of the District of Columbia for passing the Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Amendment Act of 2016 (previously known as the “Immigration Services Protection Act of 2016”), which is designed to fight notario fraud and protect vulnerable immigrant communities. Former HBA-DC President Fernando Rivero initiated the drafting of the legislation, a draft of which was presented to Attorney General Karl A. Racine’s Office of Consumer Protection earlier this year. 

“HBA-DC is proud to have played an important role on this bill, which will serve to protect many Latinos in the District of Columbia from notario fraud,” said HBA-DC President Edgar Class. “We thank Attorney General Racine and his consumer protection staff, the Council for Court Excellence’s Notario Fraud Identification and Enforcement Working Group, and the Council of the District of Columbia for their leadership on this matter, and urge Mayor Muriel Bowser to sign the bill.”

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