California Code, Corporations Code - CORP § 25540

(a) Except as provided for in subdivision (b), 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 one million dollars ($1,000,000), 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.

(b) Any person who willfully violates Section 25400 , 25401 , or 25402 , or who willfully violates any rule or order under this division adopted pursuant to those provisions, shall upon conviction be fined not more than ten million dollars ($10,000,000), or imprisoned pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for two, three, or five years, or be punished by both that fine and imprisonment.

(c) Any issuer, as defined in Section 2 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ( Public Law 107-204 ), who willfully violates Section 25400 , 25401 , or 25402 , or who willfully violates any rule or order under this division adopted pursuant to those provisions, shall upon conviction be fined not more than twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000), or imprisoned pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for two, three, or five years, or be punished by both that fine and imprisonment.


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