(215 ILCS 5/131.24) (from Ch. 73, par. 743.24)
    Sec. 131.24. Sanctions.
    (1) Every director or officer of an insurance holding company system who knowingly violates, participates in, or assents to, or who knowingly permits any of the officers or agents of the company to engage in transactions or make investments which have not been properly filed or approved or which violate this Article, shall pay, in their individual capacity, a civil forfeiture of not more than $100,000 per violation, after notice and hearing before the Director. In determining the amount of the civil forfeiture, the Director shall take into account the appropriateness of the forfeiture with respect to the gravity of the violation, the history of previous violations, and such other matters as justice may require.
    (2) Whenever the Director determines that any company subject to this Article or any director, officer, employee or agent thereof has engaged in any transaction or entered into a contract which is subject to Section 131.20, and any one of Sections 131.16, 131.20a, 141, 141.1, or 174 of this Code and which would not have been approved had such approval been requested or would have been disapproved had required notice been given, the Director may order the company to cease and desist immediately any further activity under that transaction or contract. After notice and hearing the Director may also order (a) the company to void any such contracts and restore the status quo if such action is in the best interest of the policyholders or the public, and (b) any affiliate of the company, which has received from the company dividends, distributions, assets, loans, extensions of credit, guarantees, or investments in violation of any such Section, to immediately repay, refund or restore to the company such dividends, distributions, assets, extensions of credit, guarantees or investments.
    (3) Whenever the Director determines that any company or any director, officer, employee or agent thereof has committed a willful violation of this Article, the Director may cause criminal proceedings to be instituted in the Circuit Court for the county in which the principal office of the company is located or in the Circuit Court of Sangamon or Cook County against such company or the responsible director, officer, employee or agent thereof. Any company which willfully violates this Article commits a business offense and may be fined up to $500,000. Any individual who willfully violates this Article commits a Class 4 felony and may be fined in his individual capacity not more than $500,000 or be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than 3 years, or both.
    (4) Any officer, director, or employee of an insurance holding company system who willfully and knowingly subscribes to or makes or causes to be made any false statements or false reports or false filings with the intent to deceive the Director in the performance of his duties under this Article, commits a Class 3 felony and upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned for not less than 2 years nor more than 5 years or fined $500,000 or both. Any fines imposed shall be paid by the officer, Director, or employee in his individual capacity.
    (5) Whenever the Director determines that any person has committed a violation of Section 131.14b of this Code which prevents the full understanding of the enterprise risk to the company by affiliates or by the insurance holding company system, the violation may serve as an independent basis, after an opportunity for a hearing, for disapproving dividends or distributions and for placing the company under an order of supervision in accordance with Article XII 1/2 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-609, eff. 1-1-14.)