2016 Mississippi Code
Title 81 - Banks and Financial Institutions
Chapter 14 - Savings Bank Law
Article 5 - Enforcement
§ 81-14-205. Civil penalties; directors, officers and employees

MS Code § 81-14-205 (2016) What's This?

(1) Any person, whether a director, officer or employee, who is found to have violated any provision of this article, whether willfully, or as a result of gross negligence, gross incompetency or recklessness, may be ordered to pay a civil penalty not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($ 5,000.00) per violation. Any person who is found to have violated or failed to comply with any cease and desist order issued under the authority of this article may be ordered to pay a civil penalty not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($ 5,000.00) per violation for each day that the violation or failure to comply continues.

(2) To enforce the provisions of this section, the commissioner is authorized to assess such penalty, to appear in a court of competent jurisdiction and to move the court to order payment of the penalty. Prior to the assessment of the penalty, a hearing shall be held by the commissioner.

(3) Nothing in this section shall prevent anyone damaged by a director, officer or employee of a state savings bank from bringing a separate cause of action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

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