Article 3. Commercial Loan Penalties of California Financial Code >> Division 9. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 3.
Any person who willfully violates any provision of this
division, or who willfully violates any rule or order adopted
pursuant to this division, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a
fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), by imprisonment
in a county jail for not more than one year or pursuant to
subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code, or by both that
fine and imprisonment. However, 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 22713.