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SEC Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections

In addition to establishing a whistleblower award program for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act greatly expanded anti-retaliation protections for individuals blowing the whistle on securities law violations.

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Whistleblower Rewards: Programs & Payouts Guide

Whistleblowers may be eligible to receive whistleblower rewards for voluntarily providing the proper authorities with original, timely, and credible information that leads to a successful enforcement action against a fraudster. Rewards are paid as a percentage of the money recovered from a qui tam lawsuit or claim made under the IRS, SEC or CFTC whistleblower programs.

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Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections and Rewards

The Dodd-Frank Act is a major Wall Street reform law that was signed into law on July 21, 2010, which provides whistleblowers with protections and rewards under the IRS, SEC or CFTC whistleblower programs, among others. If you are a Dodd Frank whistleblower, keep reading to learn how to proceed with your case.

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What Is Qui Tam?

The federal False Claims Act empowers individuals and other entities to enforce laws that prohibit fraud in government contracting. The first modern whistleblower law, the False Claims Act, incorporated qui tam as the heart of its anti-corruption powers.

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SEC Whistleblower Program Overview: Qualifying for Rewards

The SEC whistleblower law requires that the SEC to pay a qualified whistleblower, who provides original information to the SEC regarding a violation of any of the securities laws enforced by the SEC and/or a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a financial reward.

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CFTC Whistleblower Award Program Overview

Anyone can qualify as a whistleblower under the CFTC Whistleblower Program. Some of the types of fraud covered are spoofing, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, insider trading, corrupt practices, and virtual currency fraud.

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IRS Whistleblower Program: An Overview

The IRS Whistleblower Program is one of the strongest anti-fraud award programs available to whistleblowers who report tax evasion and fraud. Congress required the IRS to establish the IRS Whistleblower Office to pay rewards whistleblowers who report specific and credible information to the IRS and if the information results in the collection of taxes, penalties, interest or other amounts from the noncompliant taxpayer.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a U.S. law that prohibits the payment of anything of value to foreign government officials in order to obtain a business advantage. The FCPA also requires publicly traded corporations to make and keep accurate books and records.

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What Is The False Claims Act?

The purpose of the FCA is to incentivize citizens to help the federal government police rampant military contracting fraud during the U.S. Civil War. The original law went mostly unused until 1986 when the U.S. Congress modernized its procedures and approved significant amendments.

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What Is A Whistleblower?

There is no uniform definition of a whistleblower. However, the definition commonly used includes someone whose loyalty is to the truth, becomes an informant to the government on corporate crimes, or seeks monetary rewards under various whistleblower programs.

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Can I Qualify For A Whistleblower Reward?

Under specific U.S. laws, both citizens and foreign nationals can qualify for financial rewards as whistleblowers if they disclose violations that result in the U.S. obtaining sanctions from the wrongdoer.

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