The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $2 million to a whistleblower who provided information that led to a successful related action by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The whistleblower previously received an award for contributions to an SEC enforcement action based on the same information that supported the award for the related action, and was eligible for the award announced today due to recent amendments clarifying the types of actions that may be considered “related” under the whistleblower rules. The whistleblower’s information prompted the opening of investigations by both the SEC and the DOJ. The whistleblower also provided extensive, ongoing assistance to both investigations.
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