New York Abandoned Property Law

Sec. § 201
Action for Recovery of Property

Whenever the attorney-general has good reason to believe that the title to, or right of possession of, any real property has vested in the people of the state by escheat whether from defect of heirs, alienage or otherwise, or by conviction or outlawry for treason as provided in section eight hundred nineteen of the code of criminal procedure, he may commence an action to recover the property.

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