Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 67
STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 27
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
67-2755.  Injunctions — Other remedies. Whenever it appears to the director that any person has engaged or is about to engage in any act or practice constituting a violation of any provision of this act or any rule or order hereunder, he may in his discretion:
(1)  Order the person to cease and desist from the violation or attempted violation of any provision of this act, rule or order hereunder, if, in the determination of the director, it is necessary to protect any financial institution or the public, or a person is violating or is about to violate this act, or other good cause justifies the same, without prior notice to the person or opportunity for hearing.
(2)  Order the person to cease and desist from the violation or attempted violation of any provision of this act, rule or order hereunder and, after giving reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing, issue the following:
(a)  An order restoring to any financial institution or person in interest any consideration, funds or property which may have been acquired or transferred in violation of this act;
(b)  An order that the person violating this act, or any rule or order hereunder, pay a civil penalty to the department of finance in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation. In the event a person violating this act knowingly accepts money representing (i) equity in a person’s home, (ii) a withdrawal from any individual retirement account or similar account or (iii) a withdrawal from any qualified retirement plan as defined in the Internal Revenue Code, that person may be ordered by the director to pay a civil penalty to the department of finance in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation.
(c)  In addition to the penalties set forth in paragraph (b) of this subsection, in the event a person violating this act has knowledge that the victim is an elder or dependent adult, that person may be ordered by the director to pay a civil penalty to the department of finance in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation. As used in this section, "elder" means any person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older. As used in this section, "dependent adult" means any person who is between the ages of eighteen (18) and sixty-four (64) years, who has physical or mental limitations which restrict the person’s ability to carry out normal activities or to protect the person’s rights including, but not limited to, persons who have physical or developmental disabilities or whose physical or mental abilities have diminished because of age or illness;
(d)  An order that the person violating this act, or any rule or order hereunder, pay costs, which in the discretion of the director may include an amount representing reasonable attorney’s fees and reimbursements of investigative efforts; or
(e)  An order granting other appropriate remedies.
(3)  Enter into a consent order, or other administrative order or agreement, setting forth requirements, limitations and restrictions on the future conduct or practices of a person violating this act. A consent order, or other administrative order or agreement entered into pursuant to this act, may include assessment of any of the penalties authorized in subsection (2) of this section.
(4)  Bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin any such acts or practices and to enforce compliance with this act or any rule or order hereunder. Upon a showing that a person has engaged or is about to engage in any act or practice constituting a violation of this act or any rule hereunder, a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order or writ of mandamus shall be granted. The director shall not be required to furnish a bond.
(5)  In addition to the remedies in subsection (4) of this section, the director, in his discretion and upon a showing in any court of competent jurisdiction that a person has violated the provisions of this act or any rule or order hereunder, may be granted the following additional remedies:
(a)  An order restoring to any financial institution or to any person in interest any consideration, funds or property which may have been acquired or transferred in violation of this act;
(b)  An order that the person violating this act, rules or any order hereunder pay a civil penalty to the department of finance in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation;
(c)  An order awarding the director all costs incurred, which in the discretion of the court may include an amount representing reasonable attorney’s fees and reimbursements for investigative efforts; or
(d)  An order granting other appropriate remedies.
(6)  Liability for sanctions, both civil and criminal, and personal jurisdiction shall extend to all persons who engaged in violations or attempted violations or who aided and abetted others or conspired with others in violations or attempted violations of this act and rules and orders hereunder. Officers and directors of corporations shall not be exempt from actions brought for violations, merely because of their capacity as officers or directors, if they have participated in acts making the violations possible or if they have actual or constructive knowledge of violations by the corporation while acting as an officer, director or member.

History:
[67-2755, added 2005, ch. 265, sec. 7, p. 813.]


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