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(a) Whenever fraud has been perpetuated in connection with any proceeding or in any statement filed under this chapter or if fraud is used to avoid or circumvent the provisions or purposes of this chapter, any person injured thereby may obtain appropriate relief against the perpetrator of the fraud including restitution from any person (other than a bona fide purchaser) benefitting from the fraud, whether innocent or not.

(b) Any proceeding under this section must be commenced within two years after the discovery of the fraud, but no proceeding may be brought against one not a perpetrator of the fraud later than five years after the time of commission of the fraud. This section has no bearing on remedies relating to fraud practiced on a decedent during their lifetime which affect the succession of the estate. [Ord. 50A § 9704, amended, 6/22/2017.]