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Corporations Code - CORP

TITLE 4. SECURITIES [25000 - 31516]

  ( Title 4 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 384. )

DIVISION 5. FRANCHISE INVESTMENT LAW [31000 - 31516]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1400. )

PART 4. ENFORCEMENT [31300 - 31420]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1400. )

CHAPTER 3. Crimes [31410 - 31412]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1400. )

31410.
  

Any person who willfully violates any provision of this law, or who willfully violates any rule or order under this law, shall upon conviction be fined not more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or imprisoned pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or be punished by both that fine and imprisonment; but no person may be imprisoned for the violation of any rule or order if he or she proves that he or she had no knowledge of the rule or order.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 15, Sec. 53. Effective April 4, 2011. Operative October 1, 2011, by Sec. 636 of Ch. 15, as amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 39, Sec. 68.)

31411.
  

Any person who willfully employs, directly or indirectly, any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud in connection with the offer or sale of any franchise or willfully engages, directly or indirectly, in any act, practice, or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person in connection with the offer, purchase, or sale of any franchise shall upon conviction be fined not more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or imprisoned pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or be punished by both that fine and imprisonment.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 15, Sec. 54. Effective April 4, 2011. Operative October 1, 2011, by Sec. 636 of Ch. 15, as amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 39, Sec. 68.)

31412.
  

Nothing in this law limits the power of the state to punish any person for any conduct which constitutes a crime under any other statute.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1400.)

CORPCorporations Code - CORP