New York Abandoned Property Law

Sec. § 1200
Unclaimed Property Paid or Deposited in Federal Courts

All money or other property which shall have been, or shall hereafter be, paid into or deposited in the custody of, or be under the control of, any court of the United States in and for any district within the state, or shall have been or hereafter shall be in the custody of any depository, registry, clerk, or other officer of such court, and the rightful owner or owners thereof either (a) shall have been or shall be unknown for a period of ten consecutive years; or


shall have died or shall die without having disposed thereof, and without having left or without leaving a will disposing thereof, and without having left or without leaving heirs, next-of-kin, or distributees; or


shall have abandoned or shall abandon such funds or property, are declared to have escheated or to escheat, together with all interest accrued thereon, to and to have become or to become the property of the state.

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