Whistleblower News & Articles

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Washington D.C. Fights Tax Fraud By Repealing its Tax Bar

Effective, March 16, 2021, Washington D.C. expanded its False Claims Act to repeal the tax bar and cover tax fraud.  This expanded law will enlist whistleblowers in the fight to...

SEC Awards Nearly $50 Million to Foreign Currency Whistleblower

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded nearly $50 million to a single whistleblower who provided “highly significant” information about foreign currency trading fraud. The SEC takes whistleblower confidentiality very...

SEC Moves Against COVID-19 Investment Scams

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is moving aggressively against companies and individuals involved in COVID-19 investment scams. We have warned of the many ways bad actors will look to...

SEC Announces $450,000 Whistleblower Award To Compliance Official

On March 30, 2020 the SEC announced an award of $450,000 to a compliance official turned whistleblower whose information led to a successful enforcement action.    What makes this award significant...

Mind the Gap? Using the False Claims Act to Close the Tax Gap and Combat Tax Fraud

A growing number of states and cities are considering legislation to expand their False Claims Acts to cover tax fraud.  The expanded laws will enlist whistleblowers in the fight to...

CFTC Whistleblower Program Ends 2019 & Starts 2020 With a Bang

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) whistleblower program plays a critical role assisting the CFTC in protecting the nation’s financial markets. In December 2019, the CFTC announced a whistleblower award...

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