In addition to the penalties in section eight of this article, the commissioner may, by order, suspend, deny or revoke any license granted hereunder for any violation of this article or the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder or for any of the following reasons:
(a) Obtaining a license through false or fraudulent representation;
(b) Making any substantial misrepresentation in any application for an auctioneer's or apprentice auctioneer's license;
(c) Engaging in a continued or flagrant course of misrepresentation or for making false promises through an agent, advertisement or otherwise;
(d) Failing to account for or remit within a reasonable time any money belonging to others that comes into his possession;
(e) Being convicted in any court of competent jurisdiction of this state or any other state of a criminal offense involving moral turpitude or a felony; or for failing to notify the department of any such conviction within fifteen days of conviction;
(f) Engaging in any conduct of an auctioneer which demonstrates dishonesty or incompetency;
(g) Engaging in any other conduct that constitutes fraudulent or dishonest dealing; and
(h) Acting as an attorney for a client.
Any auctioneer or apprentice auctioneer who has had his license suspended or revoked shall not be issued another such license until a period not to exceed two years has elapsed from the date of revocation. The commissioner may also require the successful completion of the examinations required for an auctioneer's license or an apprentice auctioneer's license.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session