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CFTC pays whistleblower $10 million

Until recently, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program had only paid out two whistleblower awards, totaling $530,000 ($290,000 and $240,000, respectively), over the entire life of the program.  However, that changed significantly when the CFTC announced…
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CFTC Whistleblower Program, Dodd-Frank Act, IRS, IRS Tax Whistleblower Program, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Whistleblower, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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SEC Office of the Whistleblower chomping at the bit to pay “big awards”

Two distinct themes have emerged from the recent whistleblower awards issued by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower: 1) The SEC’s Whistleblower Office will, if warranted, pay big awards; and 2) The faster a potential whistleblower provides the SEC with…
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Dodd-Frank Act, SEC, Whistleblower award

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Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan alleged by Ex-Viacom VP in whistleblower suit

As initially reported by Reuters, a former vice president of Viacom, Inc. has sued the media giant claiming that she was fired in retaliation for her opposition to Viacom’s alleged Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan, which involved illegally avoiding paying…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, Tax Fraud, Whistleblower, workplace retaliation

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Internal whistleblowers protected under Dodd-Frank; 2nd Circuit holds

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in, Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, held that the Dodd-Frank Act provides protection for internal whistleblowers.  According to the Second Circuit, Dodd-Frank does not require individuals who suspect wrongdoing to report their suspicions directly to the…
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Dodd-Frank Act

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Whistleblower award of $700,000 to an “outsider”

A whistleblower is usually someone who works for a company where fraud is suspected; someone with “insider” knowledge of what’s going on within the company. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes the whistleblower is an outsider with expert knowledge…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Government, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Whistleblower, whistleblower attorney, Whistleblower award

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