Article - Corporations and Associations
(a) The Commissioner may:
(1) Bring a civil action for damages against a person that violates § 8–801 of the Criminal Law Article on behalf of a victim of the violation or, if the victim is deceased, the victim’s estate;
(2) Recover damages under this subsection for property loss or damage; and
(3) If the Commissioner prevails in an action brought under this subsection, recover the costs of the action for the use of the Office of the Attorney General.
(b) A conviction for a violation of § 8–801 of the Criminal Law Article is not a prerequisite for maintenance of an action under subsection (a) of this section.