(A) The superintendent of financial institutions may do both of the following:
(1) Summon and compel, by order or subpoena, witnesses to appear before the superintendent, deputy superintendent, examiner, or attorney examiner, and testify under oath regarding the affairs of a bank or trust company or, in relation to matters concerning a state bank, foreign bank, or trust company, a regulated person;
(2) Compel, by order or subpoena, the production of any record, book, paper, document, item, or other thing pertaining to a bank or trust company or, in relation to matters concerning a state bank, foreign bank, or trust company, a regulated person.
(B) The superintendent shall serve an order or subpoena issued pursuant to division (A) of this section in any manner provided by section 1121.37 of the Revised Code.
(C) If a person fails to comply with an order or subpoena of the superintendent or refuses to testify to any matter regarding which the person is lawfully interrogated before the division of financial institutions, on application of the superintendent, the court of common pleas of the county in which the person resides or in which the principal place of business of the person is located, or a judge of the court, shall compel compliance by attachment proceedings as for contempt in the case of noncompliance with a subpoena issued from the court or refusal to testify in the court. Failure of a regulated person to comply fully with an order or subpoena issued under the authority of this section shall be grounds for removing the regulated person from office, prohibiting the regulated person from participating directly or indirectly in the affairs of a bank or trust company, or imposing civil penalties against the regulated person.
Effective Date: 01-01-1997