(a) When, by reason of an investigation under section twenty-one of this article or otherwise, the board has reason to believe that any person or firm has knowingly engaged in acts or practices that constitute a violation of section twenty-six of this article, the board may bring its information to the attention of the attorney general or other appropriate law-enforcement officer who may cause appropriate criminal proceedings to be brought thereon.
(b) Any person or firm who knowingly violates any provision of section twenty-six of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned in the county or regional jail not more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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