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Entries in Office of the Whistleblower (29)


SEC: 14,000 tips later, whistleblower award program has ‘transformed the agency’

After this week's $22 milion award to a whistleblower, SEC leaders called the whistleblower program a game changer that has transformed the SEC's ability to protect investors.

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SEC awards whistleblower $22 million for uncovering ‘deeply buried’ fraud

The SEC awarded more than $22 million Tuesday to a whistleblower whose "detailed tip and extensive assistance" helped stop a well-hidden fraud at the company where the whistleblower worked.

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David J. Marshall: SEC breaks new ground, bans employer-imposed waiver of right to whistleblower award

The Securities and Exchange Commission sent a strong message to employers nationwide last week when it issued a cease-and-desist order against a company that required departing employees, as a condition of receiving severance, to sign an agreement waiving their right to any award from the SEC Whistleblower Program for reporting securities law violations.

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SEC fines company for severance agreements that violated whistleblower protections 

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday said an Atlanta-based building products distributor violated securities laws by using severance agreements that required departing employees to waive their rights to recover money from any whistleblower claims they filed with the SEC or other federal agencies.

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SEC: What happens to whistleblower tips?

The SEC has now awarded more than $85 million to 32 whistleblowers since the whistleblower program started in 2011.

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SEC announces third whistleblower award this month, two individuals split $450,000

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded more than $450,000 jointly to two individuals Friday for a tip that led the SEC to open a corporate accounting investigation and for their help once the investigation was underway.

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Jordan A. Thomas: SEC whistleblower collects over $5 million, third biggest award ever

The SEC announced Tuesday that it would award between $5 million and $6 million to a whistleblower whose detailed information led the SEC to uncover securities violations which would have been “nearly impossible to detect” without the company insider’s help.

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Martin Kenney: Why is your snout squealing?

In a post for the FCPA Blog, Jordan Thomas said the annual report to Congress from the SEC whistleblower office showed that whistleblowing keeps growing, up 8 percent since last year and 30 percent in three years.

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Are whistleblower reward programs really a good idea? 

The SEC’s office of the whistleblower awards money to individuals who provide tips that lead to successful enforcement actions where recoveries are more than $1 million.

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SEC reports 2015 whistleblower results: 4,000 tips from every state and 61 foreign countries

The SEC Office of the Whistleblower has just released its annual report to Congress, revealing the program’s growth and providing powerful evidence that we are truly living in the age of the whistleblower.

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SEC awards Paradigm Capital whistleblower $600,000 for retaliation

Candace King Weir (Image courtesy of Paradigm Capital Management)The former head trader at Paradigm Capital Management who was demoted and marginalized after reporting conflicts of interest to the SEC was awarded more than $600,000 Tuesday in the agency's first enforcement action based on retaliation against a whistleblower.

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Compliance officer awarded $1.5 million under SEC whistleblower program

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award Wednesday of about $1.5 million to a compliance professional who provided information for an enforcement action against the whistleblower’s company.

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