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CFTC Announces Approximately $2.5 Million Whistleblower Award

June 29, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today a whistleblower award of approximately $2.5 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower. In ordering the award, the CFTC took into account the significance of early reporting of misconduct, however, the award was reduced because of the whistleblower’s delay in reporting to the CFTC.

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.

CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award Totaling More Than $2 Million

March 8, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced a whistleblower award totaling more than $2 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 recognizes the contribution of a whistleblower in providing critical information through independent analysis of market data.