815 ILCS 5/14

Current through P.A. 101-651 (2019-2020)
Section 815 ILCS 5/14 - Sentence
A.Any person who violates any of the provisions of subsection A, B, C, or D of Section 12 or paragraph (3) of subsection K of Section 12 of this Act shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
B.Any person who violates any of the provisions of subsection E, F, G, H, I, or J, paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection K, or subsection L of Section 12 of this Act shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony.
B-5.A person who violates a provision of subsection E, F, G, H, I, or J or paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection K of Section 12 of this Act by use of a plan, program, or campaign that is conducted using one or more telephones for the purpose of inducing the purchase or sale of securities is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
B-10.A person who in the course of violating a provision of subsection E, F, G, H, I, or J or paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection K of Section 12 of this Act induces a person 60 years of age or older to purchase or sell securities is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
C.No prosecution for violation of any provision of this Act shall bar or be barred by any prosecution for the violation of any other provision of this Act or of any other statute; but all prosecutions under this Act or based upon any provision of this Act must be commenced within 3 years after the violation upon which such prosecution is based; provided however, that if the accused has intentionally concealed evidence of a violation of subsection E, F, G, H, I, J, or K of Section 12 of this Act, the period of limitation prescribed herein shall be extended up to an additional 2 years after the proper prosecuting officer becomes aware of the offense but in no such event shall the period of limitation so extended be more than 2 years beyond the expiration of the period otherwise applicable.
D.For the purposes of this Act all persons who shall sell or offer for sale, or who shall purchase or offer to purchase, securities in violation of the provisions of this Act, or who shall in any manner knowingly authorize, aid or assist in any unlawful conduct under this Act shall be deemed equally guilty, and may be tried and punished in the county in which said unlawful sale or offering for sale or unlawful purchase or offer to purchase was made, or in the county in which the securities so sold or offered for sale or so purchased or offered to be purchased were delivered or proposed to be delivered to the purchaser thereof or by the seller thereof, as the case may be.
E.Any person who shall be convicted of a second or any subsequent offense specified in subsection A, B, C, D, or paragraph (3) of subsection K of Section 12 of this Act shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony, and any person who shall be convicted of a second or any subsequent offense specified in subsection E, F, G, H, I, J, or paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection K of Section 12 of this Act shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony.
F.If any person referred to in this Section is not a natural person, it may upon conviction of a first offense be fined up to $25,000, and if convicted of a second and subsequent offense, may be fined up to $50,000, in addition to any other sentence authorized by law.
G.This Act shall not be construed to repeal or affect any law now in force relating to the organization of corporations in this State or the admission of any foreign corporation to do business in this State.
H.For the purposes of this Act, all persons who sell or offer for sale, or who purchase or offer to purchase any mineral investment contract or mineral deferred delivery contract in violation of the provisions of this Act or who, in any manner, knowingly authorize, aid, or assist in any unlawful sale or offer for sale or unlawful purchase or offer to purchase any mineral investment contract or mineral deferred delivery contract shall be deemed equally guilty and may be tried and punished in the county in which the unlawful sale or offer for sale or unlawful purchase or offer to purchase any mineral investment contract or mineral deferred delivery contract was made or in the county in which the mineral investment contract or mineral deferred delivery contract so sold or offered for sale or so purchased or offered to be purchased was delivered or proposed to be delivered to the purchaser thereof or by the seller thereof, as the case may be, or in Sangamon County.

815 ILCS 5/14

Amended by P.A. 093-0580, § 5, eff. 8/21/2003.
P.A. 90-667, eff. 7-30-98; 92-308, eff. 1-1-02.