$3.5 Million Whistleblower Awarded By SEC

whistleblower awards, protectionsThe Security and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award of over $3.5 million to a company employee whose tip bolstered an ongoing investigation with additional evidence of wrongdoing that strengthened the SEC’s case.

By law, the SEC protects the confidentiality of whistleblowers and does not disclose information that might directly or indirectly reveal a whistleblower’s identity.

For some background, the SEC’s whistleblower program has now awarded more than $62 million to 28 whistleblowers since the program’s inception in 2011. Whistleblowers may be eligible for an award when they voluntarily provide the SEC with unique and useful information that leads to a successful enforcement action.

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