Chapter 7. Crimes And Civil Penalties of California Financial Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 7.
Any person who willfully violates any provision of this
division, or who willfully violates any rule or order under this
division, shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than ten thousand
dollars ($10,000), imprisoned in a county jail for not more than one
year, imprisoned pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the
Penal Code, or be punished by both that fine and imprisonment, but no
person may be imprisoned for the violation of any rule or order
unless he or she had knowledge of the rule or order. Conviction under
this section shall not preclude the commissioner from exercising the
authority provided in Section 17423.
(a) Any person who violates any provision of this division,
or who violates any rule or order under this division, shall be
liable for a civil penalty not to exceed two thousand five hundred
dollars ($2,500) for each violation, which shall be assessed and
recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the
State of California by the commissioner in any court of competent
(b) As applied to the penalties for acts in violation of this
division, the remedies provided by this section and by other sections
of this division are not exclusive, and may be sought and employed
in any combination to enforce the provisions of this division.
It is unlawful for any person to willfully make any untrue
statement of a material fact in any application, notice, or report
filed with the commissioner under this division or the regulations
issued thereunder, or to willfully omit any material fact which is
required to be stated in any application, notice, or report.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly alter,
destroy, mutilate, conceal, cover up, falsify, or make a false entry
in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to
impede, obstruct, or influence the administration or enforcement of
any provision of this division.
(b) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make an untrue
statement to the commissioner during the course of licensing,
investigation, or examination, with the intent to impede, obstruct,
or influence the administration or enforcement of any provision of