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Former Metals Traders for JP Morgan Face Racketeering Charges

A federal judge in Chicago ruled that four ex-employees for JPMorgan Chase & Co. must face racketeering charges upon accusations of price manipulation of metals futures. The judge’s decision resulted in a trial being set for October 19. The case represented the most heavy-handed attempts by the U.S. Department of Justice so far to prevent Read More

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CFTC Issues $3 Million Whistleblower Award, Passes Major Milestone

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently announced an award of approximately $4 million to a whistleblower who provided the commission with credible, specific information that led to a successful enforcement action. It was a milestone case for the CFTC, which surpassed $1 billion in total sanctions associated with whistleblower awards because of the case. Read More

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JPMorgan Forced to Pay Record $920 Million in CFTC Case

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a record judgment against JPMorgan Chase & Company and its subsidiaries. JPMorgan will pay out a record $920.2 million for a CFTC case, which includes the highest amounts of restitution, disgorgement and civil monetary amounts every for a “spoofing” case. Case background JPMorgan was accused of “manipulative and 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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Rule Changes Allow CFTC to File Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

Recently implemented rule changes allow the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to file whistleblower retaliation claims against employers. These changes, adopted in May, also prevent employers from preemptively forbidding employees from communicating with the CFTC. The new rules, which were adopted unanimously, also establish a new claims review process. This will help establish initial determinations Read More

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