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  • SEC Whistleblower Rewards - Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto LLP

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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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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CFTC Whistleblower Awards Under The Commodity Exchange Act

The Commodity Exchange Act’s whistleblower law requires that the CFTC pay an award to qualified whistleblowers. To qualify a whistleblower must provide original information to the CFTC regarding a violation of any of the commodity exchange laws enforced by the CFTC.

  • What is a qui tam relator? - Definition and Meaning

What is a Qui Tam Relator?

In False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases, the person who brings the False Claims Act claim against the company or individual who commits fraud is called a qui tam relator.

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US Whistleblower Protection Laws [2021]

Each law has different filing procedures, and you must be very careful to follow the mandatory rules governing each program. You must also act quickly as many retaliation cases have short deadlines and are quickly thrown out if the proper procedures are not followed or a deadline is missed.

  • What are Kickbacks

What are Kickbacks?

Kickbacks often play a crucial role in fraud schemes designed to swindle taxpayer dollars from the United States Government. It is a general term used to describe the corrupt practice where illegal payments are made to garner preferential treatment and can be thought about as a form of bribery.

  • Qui Tam Lawsuit - How to File

Filing a Qui Tam Lawsuit: Updated 2021

Qui tam is a lawsuit that allows persons and entities with evidence of fraud against federal programs or government contracts to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the United States Government.

  • What is the Fraud Triangle?

What is The Fraud Triangle?

The Fraud Triangle is a tool used by anti-fraud professionals to identify conditions that could motivate individuals, corporations, or even entire industries to engage in fraudulent activity. It is comprised of three risk factors, (1) motivation, (2) opportunity, and (3) rationalization.

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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.

  • Coronavirus Whistleblowers

Coronavirus Whistleblowers

COVID-19 whistleblowers are covered by the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. This law is applicable due to the billions of dollars in federal funding allocated to fight the COVID-19, and the federal spending on health programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.

  • Filing Anti Money Laundering Claims

How to File Anti-Money Laundering Claims

Filing a reward claim based on AML violations is extremely complex, as there are at least three reward laws that may be applicable to the claim, and each has separate filing rules. Continue reading to get a short and concise overview of the filing process.

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