7 U.S. Code § 2009cc–14 - Unlawful acts and omissions; breach of fiduciary duty
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(a) Parties deemed to commit a violation
Whenever any rural business investment company violates this subchapter (including any rule, regulation, order, or participation agreement under this subchapter), by reason of the failure of the rural business investment company to comply with this subchapter or by reason of its engaging in any act or practice that constitutes or will constitute a violation of this subchapter, the violation shall also be deemed to be a violation and an unlawful act committed by any person that, directly or indirectly, authorizes, orders, participates in, causes, brings about, counsels, aids, or abets in the commission of any acts, practices, or transactions that constitute or will constitute, in whole or in part, the violation.
(b) Fiduciary duties
It shall be unlawful for any officer, director, employee, agent, or other participant in the management or conduct of the affairs of a rural business investment company to engage in any act or practice, or to omit any act or practice, in breach of the fiduciary duty of the officer, director, employee, agent, or participant if, as a result of the act or practice, the rural business investment company suffers or is in imminent danger of suffering financial loss or other damage.
(c) Unlawful acts
Except with the written consent of the Secretary, it shall be unlawful—
(1) for any person to take office as an officer, director, or employee of any rural business investment company, or to become an agent or participant in the conduct of the affairs or management of a rural business investment company, if the person—
(A) has been convicted of a felony, or any other criminal offense involving dishonesty or breach of trust; or
(2) for any person to continue to serve in any of the capacities described in paragraph (1), if—
(A) the person is convicted of a felony or any other criminal offense involving dishonesty or breach of trust; or
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