4728.13 Prohibited acts - burden of proving exemption.

(A) No person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association, and no agent, officer, or employee thereof, shall violate this chapter. The division of financial institutions upon a criminal conviction shall revoke any license theretofore issued to the person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association. The division also may revoke or suspend the license of any licensee in accordance with section 4728.03 of the Revised Code upon a criminal conviction of the licensee for any felony offense or crime involving moral turpitude.

(B) No person shall obstruct or refuse to permit any investigation conducted under this chapter by the superintendent of financial institutions, a person acting on behalf of an agency or a political subdivision of this state, or a law enforcement officer. All articles purchased by a person licensed under this chapter shall be made promptly available for inspection by these officials.

(C) In any proceeding or action brought under this chapter, the burden of proving an exemption from a requirement of this chapter falls on the person claiming the benefit of the exemption.

Effective Date: 09-26-1996