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CFTC Triples Record With $30M Whistleblower Award

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 2:44 PM EDT) -- 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.

The bounty is three times the size of the previous largest award paid to a whistleblower in April 2016. According to CFTC officials, this could be a harbinger of increased activity for the whistleblower program that underwent significant changes last year...
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