Any person conducting a solicitation in violation of this chapter, or failing to properly complete and promptly file any report, tax return, or other information required under this chapter, is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Any person conducting a solicitation after the person's registration is revoked is guilty of a class C felony. The criminal penalties in this section are in addition to all other causes of action, remedies, and penalties available to the state.
Whenever the attorney general or any state's attorney has reason to believe or is advised by the secretary of state that the charitable organization or professional fundraiser is operating in violation of this chapter, the attorney general or state's attorney may bring an action in the name of the state against the charitable organization and its officers, the professional fundraiser, or any other person who has violated this chapter or who has participated or is about to participate in any solicitation or collection by employing any device, scheme, artifice, false representation or promise, to defraud or obtain money or other property, to enjoin the charitable organization or professional fundraiser or other person from continuing the violation, solicitation, or collection, or engaging therein, or doing any acts in furtherance thereof and for any other relief the court determines appropriate, including the imposition of civil penalties in the amount of up to five thousand dollars per violation of this chapter and the denial of registration under this chapter for a period of up to five years. The attorney general, in enforcing this chapter, has all the powers provided in this chapter or chapter 51-15 and may seek all remedies in this chapter or chapter 51-15. The remedies, duties, prohibitions, and penalties of this chapter are not exclusive and are in addition to all other causes of action, remedies, and penalties in chapter 51-15, or otherwise provided by law.
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