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Whistleblower Earns Approximately $10 Million in Award from CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently announced an award of approximately $10 million to a whistleblower who provided unique information that prompted the opening of a CFTC investigation. The whistleblower provided this information at the earliest possible stages of the investigation, and further assisted the organization in later stages with supplementary information. Representatives from Read More

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Recapping 2021 for the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Whistleblower Program had a banner year in 2021, with its record-setting $200 million whistleblower award serving as the headline for the year. There were plenty of other noteworthy awards issued that year, though, all of which demonstrated the agency’s commitment to protecting and rewarding whistleblowers who provide original, high-quality Read More

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CFTC Now Accepting Claims for Whistleblower Awards in Massive Cattle Fraud Case

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently released a Notice of Covered Action (NCA) regarding enforcement actions being taken against Easterday Ranches, located in Washington. In December, the government ordered Easterday Ranches to pay $263 million in restitution penalties associated with a fraudulent cattle scheme. Whistleblowers can now submit award applications to the CFTC Read More

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CFTC Issues $9 Million Whistleblower Award, One of its Largest Yet

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced this summer a whistleblower award of approximately $9 million, one of its most valuable awards yet. The award was granted to a whistleblower who provided specific, credible and timely information that led the CFTC to open an investigation that ultimately led to a successful enforcement action. It is Read More

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