Article 4. Crimes of California Financial Code >> Division 10. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 4.
Any person, including a partner or officer of an entity that
is a licensee, 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), or by imprisonment in a county
jail for not more than one year, 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 in Article 1 (commencing
with Section 23045).