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Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012  |  Updated 4:57 PM EDT
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Victim of Price Gouging?

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Many people have contacted News4 with suspicions about price gouging in derecho's wake.

In Virginia, price gouging is illegal during a state of emergency, which Gov. Bob McDonnell declared Saturday.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray declared a state of emergency, meaning businesses cannot charge more than 10 percent more than the average price prior to the storm or face thousand-dollar fines.

Maryland has no law against price gouging, though legislators have considered it in the past.

Think you may be a victim of price gouging? Report it to the proper officials:

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