Every public utility which, directly or indirectly issues or causes to be issued,
any stock or stock certificate or other evidence of interest or ownership, or bond,
note, or other evidence of indebtedness, in nonconformity with the order of the commission
authorizing the issue, or contrary to the provisions of this part, or of the Constitution
of this State, or which applies any part of the proceeds from the sale thereof, to
any purpose other than the purpose or purposes specified in the commission's order
or in an amount in excess of the amount authorized for a specified purpose in the
order, is subject to a penalty of not less than five hundred dollars ($500), nor more
than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for each offense.
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