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Publication Date Published Title
CFTC CFTC Awards Approximately $1 Million to Two Whistleblowers

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced awards totaling nearly $1 million to two whistleblowers whose information led the CFTC to bring a successful enforcement action. Both whistleblowers provided significant information and substantial assistance to CFTC staff during the underlying investigation ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards Nearly $200 Million to a Whistleblower

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced an award of nearly $200 million to a whistleblower whose specific, credible, and timely original information significantly contributed to an already open investigation and led to a successful enforcement action, as well as to the success of two related actions, by a U.S. federal regulator and a foreign regulator. ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards Approximately $3 Million to Whistleblower

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced an award of approximately $3 million to a whistleblower whose specific, credible, and timely tip led the CFTC to open an investigation and ultimately bring a successful enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards Whistleblower $250,000

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced an award of approximately $250,000 to a whistleblower who provided significant information that caused the CFTC to open an investigation. The whistleblower also provided substantial assistance to staff throughout the investigation. The award was reduced, however, because the whistleblower did not promptly report the violations. ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards Domestic and International Whistleblowers

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced awards to two whistleblowers whose specific, credible, and timely information led the CFTC to open an investigation, and whose continued assistance helped lead to a successful enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards Whistleblower for Exposing Ongoing Fraud

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced it has issued a whistleblower award to an individual whose information led the Commission to open an investigation into ongoing fraudulent activity and successfully bring an enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards Approximately $9 Million to Whistleblower

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced an award of approximately $9 million to a whistleblower whose specific, credible, and timely tip led the Commission to open an investigation and ultimately bring a successful enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces Whistleblower Awards Totaling More Than $1 Million

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced it will award more than $1 million to two whistleblowers who voluntarily provided original information that led the Commission to bring a successful enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces $6 Million Whistleblower Award

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced it will award more than $6 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided original information that led the CFTC to bring a successful enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards More Than $2 Million to Four Whistleblowers

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced a whistleblower award exceeding $2 million to be shared among four whistleblowers. The CFTC granted the whistleblowers’ award applications for both a CFTC action and related actions brought by another regulator. ..."

CFTC CFTC Awards More Than $1 Million to Whistleblower

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced it will award more than $1 million to a whistleblower whose tip helped expose a scheme that violated the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and eventually led to the CFTC filing charges. ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces Approximately $7 Million Whistleblower Award

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced it will award approximately $7 million to a whistleblower.  Relevant information from the whistleblower’s account of the misconduct led the CFTC to investigate and ultimately find a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces $2 Million Award to Joint Whistleblowers

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today an award of approximately $2 million to two model whistleblowers who provided the agency with significant information that prompted the CFTC to open an investigation. ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces Approximately $2.5 Million Whistleblower Award

"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 CFTC Announces Approximately $1.5 Million Whistleblower Award

"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.  ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award Totaling More Than $2 Million

"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. ..."

CFTC Talks CFTC Talks EP064: Christopher Ehrman

"The Director of the CFTC's Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman, discussed recent awards of $45 million and how they contribute to trust in the financial markets. ..."

Finance Magnates The CFTC Granted $45 Million In Whistleblower Rewards Last Month

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a new series of whistleblower awards totalling over $45 million on Thursday, August 2. “The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions,” an official statement from the Commission reads. ..."

HedgeWeek CFTC Announces Multiple Whistleblower Awards Totalling More Than USD45M

"The US CFTC has announced multiple whistleblower awards totalling more than USD45 million which it says demonstrates the growing success of its Whistleblower Program, and in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions. ..."

States Top Leading News U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission News: CFTC Announces Multiple Whistle…

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) yesterday announced multiple whistle-blower awards totaling more than $45 million.  The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistle-blower submissions. ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces Multiple Whistleblower Awards Totaling More than $45 Million

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced multiple whistleblower awards totaling more than $45 million.  The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions. ..."

Whistleblower Protection Blog U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Announces $45 Million In Whistleblowe…

"$45 million. That’s how much the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s whistleblower program has given in awards to everyday individuals who came forward with crucial information, helping just this one branch of the U.S. government stop criminals from profiting from their illicit activity. ..."

MondoVisione CFTC Announces Multiple Whistleblower Awards Totaling More Than $45 Million

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced multiple whistleblower awards totaling more than $45 million.  The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions. ..."

National Law Review Recent CFTC Whistleblower Awards Signal Flexibility in Determining Award Percen…

"Within one week, the CFTC issued two awards to whistleblowers, one in the amount of $30M and another in the amount of $70,000.  Although the orders are fairly sparse, they provide some important clues as to how the CFTC determines the amount of a CFTC whistleblower award (the percentage of the monetary sanctions collected in the covered judicial or administrative action that the CFTC awards the whistleblower). ..."

Law360 CFTC Gives 1st Overseas Whistleblower Award

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Exchange Commission has awarded a whistleblower bounty to a foreign resident for the first time, the agency announced on Monday, days after handing out its largest award to date. ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces First Whistleblower Award to a Foreign Whistleblower

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of over $70,000 to a whistleblower who significantly contributed to an ongoing CFTC investigation and led the CFTC to a successful settlement.  The award is the first made by the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to a whistleblower living in a foreign country and the sixth award to a whistleblower who provided valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). ..."

MondoVisione CFTC Announces First Whistleblower Award To A Foreign Whistleblower

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of over $70,000 to a whistleblower who significantly contributed to an ongoing CFTC investigation and led the CFTC to a successful settlement.  The award is the first made by the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to a whistleblower living in a foreign country and the sixth award to a whistleblower who provided valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). ..."

Hedgeweek CFTC Makes Record USD 30M Whistleblower Award

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced an award of approximately USD30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action.   ..."

ProShare Intelligent Investing Largest Award Issued In Commodity Fraud Case; Trading Firm Charged $3.4M For At…

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) yesterday announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action” ..."

Mondo Visione Breakthrough For Whistleblowers Reporting Commodity Frauds

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action”..."

CFTC CFTC Announces Its Largest Ever Whistleblower Award of Approximately $30 Million

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action.  The award is the largest award made by the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to date and is the fifth award made by the program. ..."

Whistleblower Protection Blog Largest Award Issued in Commodity Fraud Case

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action” ..."

Mondo Visione CFTC Announces Its Largest Ever Whistleblower Award of Approximately $30 Million

"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action.  The award is the largest award made by the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to date and is the fifth award made by the program. ..."

Law360 CFTC Triples Record With $30M Whistleblower Award

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday that it would be doling out approximately $30 million to an insider who volunteered information central to a successful enforcement action — the fifth, and by far the largest, award yet from the agency's young whistleblower office. ..."

Bloomberg BNA CFTC Authorized to File Whistle-Blower Retaliation Claims

"The CFTC may file enforcement actions against employers that retaliate against whistleblowers, under rule changes adopted May 22..."

Reuters CFTC Bolsters Rules to Shield Whistleblowers from Retaliation

"The top U.S. derivatives regulator took steps to strengthen its whistleblower rules on Monday by building in new protections to shield tipsters from retaliation or being muzzled by their employers...."

Financial Times CFTC Strengthens Rules to Protect Whistleblowers

"The primary US commodities regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said on Monday that it has approved rule changes to bolster protections for whistleblowers and improve its process for reviewing claims...."

CFTC.gov Press Release: PR7559-17 - CFTC Strengthens Anti-Retaliation Protections for W…

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) unanimously approved amendments to the CFTC’s Whistleblower Rules that will, among other things, strengthen the CFTC’s anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims...."

CFTC CFTC Announces Fourth Whistleblower Award

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of approximately $50,000 to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award of More Than $10 Million

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of more than $10 million to a whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action. ..."

CFTC CFTC to Issue Whistleblower Award of Approximately $290,000

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it will make an award of approximately $290,000 to a whistleblower for providing valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). ..."

FCPA Interview with Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office

"As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."

Law 360 10 Important Aspects Of The CFTC Whistleblower Program

"On May 19, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued its first award under the CFTC’s whistleblower award program.[1]..."

FCPA Blog CFTC Pays $240,000 to First Whistleblower

"The acting chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said Tuesday the agency will make its first award to a whistleblower under the program created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010...."

CFTC CFTC Issues First Whistleblower Award

"Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Acting Chairman Mark Wetjen announced today that the agency will make its first award to a whistleblower as part of the Commission’s Whistleblower Program created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The person will receive approximately $240,000 for providing valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. ..."

Wall Street Journal - Law Blog CFTC Hands Out First Whistleblower Award

"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday that it paid an anonymous whistleblower $240,000 for a tip that panned out...."

EnergyMetro.com Drums Along the Potomac

"This is a sort of limbo period for the CFTC, and, by extension, the markets in general. No commission quorum means no big decisions...."

BNA.com CFTC Whistleblower Office Poised to Make First Monetary Award in 2014, Director…

"The number of tips alleging Commodity Exchange Act violations that were submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's nascent whistle-blower program has significantly increased since October,..."

Forbes.com CFTC Will Flex Dodd-Frank Muscle In 2014

"This year could be a big one for enforcement efforts by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a good reason: Whistleblowers...."

Wall Street Journal - Risk & Compliance Journal Q&A: Christopher Ehrman, Director, CFTC's Whistleblower Office

"The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill established the closely-watched whistleblower program run by the Securities and Exchange Commission...."

Reuters Bigger Payouts Seen for U.S. Financial Market Whistleblowers

"In the two years since U.S. market regulators launched programs to encourage whistleblowers to report corporate wrongdoers, all of five people have been rewarded,..."

Taxpayers Against Fraud Educational Fund Taxpayers Against Fraud Interviews the Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office

"Kristin Amerling, President of Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAF-EF), Interviews Vincente Martinez, Director of the Whistleblower Office at the Commodities Future Trading Commission (CTFC)..."

Law 360 Filing Pointers From CFTC's Whistleblower Office

"The Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower programs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...."

FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part IV

"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."

FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part III

"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."

FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part II

"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."

FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part I

"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."

NFA Newsletter Facts About the CFTC Whistleblower Program

"The following are some basic facts about the program ..."