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CFTC Announces Approximately $1.5 Million Whistleblower Award

May 11, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced a whistleblower award of approximately $1.5 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower.  The CFTC granted the whistleblower’s award application for both a CFTC action and a related action brought by another federal regulator.  In ordering the award, the CFTC recognized the contribution of a whistleblower who sought to report his or her concerns internally prior to reporting to the CFTC.