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(A) A license issued pursuant to this chapter may be suspended or revoked by the Director of the Department of Codes and Regulation subject to appeal pursuant to LMCO § 32.286. A license may be suspended or revoked for the following reasons:
(1) Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for a license.
(2) Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement made in connection with the business of acting as a pawnbroker or secondhand dealer.
(3) The applicant is a fugitive or has been convicted of a crime in the nature of business or commercial fraud, extortion, or receiving stolen property within the last three years.
(4) Any facts of conditions which would justify the denial of the original application.
(5) Conducting the business of a pawnbroker, secondhand dealer, or secondary metals recycler under this chapter in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or to constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public.
(B) This section shall be self-executing and the suspension or revocation shall be effective immediately. The Director of the Department of Codes and Regulation shall give notice of the suspension or revocation of the license and sufficient notice shall be given if either hand-delivered or mailed to the licensee at his/her local address as listed on the licensee's application.
(C) It is unlawful for any person whose license has been suspended or revoked to continue in the business of a pawnbroker, secondhand dealer, or secondary metals recycler, or to keep the license issued to him/her in his/her possession and control, and the same shall immediately be surrendered to the Director of the Department of Codes and Regulations or his/her designee.
(Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 138-2019, approved 9-24-2019; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 69-2021, approved 5-27-2021)