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(A) Any public servant who knowingly violates any of the provisions of this subchapter shall be punished by fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500 for each offense. In addition to, or in conjunction with, any fine imposed by the court, the following penalties may be ordered by the court:
(1) Divestiture of specified assets or withdrawal from specified relationships;
(2) Restitution or reimbursement;
(3) Voiding any governmental action resulting from conduct in violation of this subchapter; and
(4) Payment of costs and reasonable attorney's fees related to the investigation and adjudication of the charge.
(B) Each of the above penalties can be sought and ordered separately or in combination. The above penalties are in addition to any lawful employment disciplinary or termination action relating to the same offense.
(C) In addition to the foregoing penalties, the city shall have the power, where a violation of the provisions of this subchapter is threatened or has occurred, to bring civil action or proceeding at law or in equity for a judgment enjoining any violation of the provisions of this subchapter or requiring the relinquishment of any prohibited interest or the voiding of any such contract, transaction, zoning decision, or other matter, taking into account the interests of the city and any third persons who may be injured thereby. If the public interest may best be served by not voiding a contract, transaction, zoning decision, or other matter, the same may be enforced at the direction of the City Council. In addition, a civil action or proceeding may be brought against any public servant who knowingly violates any of the provisions of this subchapter for money damages not to exceed twice the damages suffered by the City or twice the profit or gain realized by the public servant, whichever is greater.
(Ord. 7781, passed 9-5-95)