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WVC 30 - 40 - 22 §30-40-22. Penalties for violations.

(a) Any person violating a provision of this article or the commission's rules is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person convicted of a first violation shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than two thousand dollars, or confined in the county or regional jail not more than ninety days, or both fined and confined;

(b) Any person convicted of a second or subsequent violation shall be fined not less than two thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or confined in the county or regional jail for a term not to exceed one year, or both fined and confined;

(c) Any corporation, association or partnership convicted of a first violation of this article or the commission's rules, shall be fined not less than two thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars;

(d) Any corporation, association or partnership convicted of a second or subsequent violation, shall be fined not less than five thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars;

(e) Any officer, member, employee or agent of a corporation, association or partnership, shall be subject to the penalties herein prescribed for individuals;

(f) Each and every day a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense;

(g) In addition to the penalties herein provided, if any person receives compensation for acts or services performed in violation of this article, he or she shall also be subject to a penalty of not less than the value of the compensation received nor more than three times the value of the compensation received, as may be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. Any penalty may be recovered by a person aggrieved as a result of a violation of this article;

(h) The penalties provided in this section do not apply to a violation of the duties or obligations of a financial institution under the certification required by subdivision (7), subsection (j), section eighteen of this article by a financial institution providing trust fund account services to a broker.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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