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SEC sets record for highest whistleblower payout

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued the largest rewards for whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Act, setting a new record at more than $33 million. The SEC announced Monday that it ... read more

SEC sets single-year record for enforcement actions

Notable among those cases, the private equity firm Blackstone Group LP agreed to pay a $39 million penalty ... according to the agency. The SEC likely hit this record by issuing two of its highest-eve... read more

SEC enforcement sets record in FY 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a record 755 enforcement actions in fiscal ... including against investment advisers for violating the pay-to-play rule, market access violations, whistleb... read more

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Seen enough? Here’s how to get the SEC’s attention

Sean McKessy spent most of the last five years as first chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower ... program was set up [in the wake of that case] so people like Markopolos could be eligible. TC ... read more


SEC, Testing Power, Wants More Discretion to Set Whistleblower Awards

Radzinschi / NLJ [/caption] The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday proposed giving the agency’s top officials broader authority to set ... after the SEC approved a record-setting awar... read more

SEC Wants the Power to Limit the Size of Whistleblower Awards

The SEC approved an award of $33 million in March, the highest award to a single person ever. The previous record was $30 million ... The program was set up in 2010. Sean McKessy, the SEC’s first whis... read more

Feds award JPMorgan Chase whistleblower a record $30M

The SEC has preliminarily approved a $48 million payout to Siedle — meaning the intrepid investigator is in line for a total of $78 million in whistleblower payouts ... which investigated the bank for ... read more

The Morning Risk Report: SEC May Limit Biggest Whistleblower Awards

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Thursday to propose changes to its whistleblower-rewards program, including potential cuts to payouts ... who helped the SEC reach a $415 million settlemen... read more

Abbott pleads guilty, $1.5 billion fine sets new record - for now

For the moment, that is the new record ... in Monday's SEC filing, J&J says it remains confident that the $1.1 billion fine it got in Arkansas will be overturned and it has not set aside money for it. ... read more

Court ups payout by Chicago State University in whistleblower case

A Cook County judge Tuesday increased the amount of money to $3 million that Chicago State University must pay to a former employee who won a whistleblower ... High School District 227. “Behavior like ... read more

New York Attorney General to Propose New Whistleblower Bounty Program

The SEC’s program handed out a record ... on whistleblower payouts under the law the Justice Department has used to bring many recent bank cases. Attorney General Eric Holder has criticized that cap. ... read more

'Flash crash' whistleblower may see multi-million dollar pay day

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) whistleblower ... SEC. Last year, the CFTC gave its first award, of $240,000. By contrast, the SEC has paid out more than $50 million to 16 whist... read more



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