Any person who willfully violates any provision of this title or of any rule,
regulation, or order hereunder, or any person who willfully in any registration
statement, application, report, account, record, or other document filed or transmitted
pursuant to this title or the keeping of which is required pursuant to section
31(a) [15 USCS § 80a-30(a)] makes any untrue statement of a material fact or omits
to state any material fact necessary in order to prevent the statements made therein
from being materially misleading in the light of the circumstances under which
they were made, shall upon conviction be fined not more than $ 10,000 or imprisoned
not more than five years, or both; but no person shall be convicted under this
section for the violation of any rule, regulation, or order if he proves that
he had no actual knowledge of such rule, regulation, or order.
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