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its largest whistleblower awardMajor breakthrough for whistleblowers reporting commodity frauds

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 12, 2018—The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action”
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The return from the Thanksgiving holiday has been tough for advocates of whistleblower protections and common-sense financial regulation. Last week, the Supreme Court heard Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which concerned whistleblower protections under the Dodd-Frank Act. The Court appears poised to eviscerate internal whistleblower protections, as the justices seemed sympathetic to Digital’s argument that whistleblowers must report alleged misconduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to avail
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This week, the FBI released a public service announcement by actor Michael Douglas encouraging the public to report financial fraud. On its face this sounds like a good thing. However, the FBI left out some key information, namely other avenues of reporting that are likely better for whistleblowers.
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