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Entries in Office of the Whistleblower (31)

Thursday
Oct062016

SEC brings its first stand-alone whistleblower retaliation action

The SEC last week brought its first enforcement action based solely on retaliation against a whistleblower. Casino-gaming company International Gaming Technology (IGT) agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to settle the SEC's enforcement action.

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Wednesday
Sep212016

SEC awards whistleblower $4 million

The SEC Tuesday awarded a whistleblower more than $4 million for original information that alerted the agency to a fraud.

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Thursday
Sep012016

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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Wednesday
Aug312016

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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Monday
Aug152016

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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Wednesday
Aug102016

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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Wednesday
Jun222016

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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Monday
May232016

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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Wednesday
May182016

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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Monday
Dec142015

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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Monday
Nov302015

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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Tuesday
Nov172015

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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