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CFTC Whistleblower Program has a Banner Year, but Challenges Remain

Posted  11/6/18
Seventy-five million dollars. That’s how much the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) Whistleblower Program paid five whistleblowers - including $30 million to one, the CFTC’s largest award to date-according to the agency’s annual report to Congress for 2018. Also, for the first time, the CFTC awarded a whistleblower living in a foreign country. Without a doubt, 2018 was a banner year for the program. The CFTC’s Whistleblower Program...

Federal Judge — CFTC Can Regulate “Cryptocurrency” Fraud

Posted  10/10/18
Cryptocurrency
In good news for investors, a Massachusetts federal judge recently ruled that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has the authority to fight fraud in the booming virtual currency market. The decision follows on the heels of a ruling in New York where a different federal judge reached the same conclusion. Through the Commodity Exchange Act, Congress authorized the CFTC to fight fraud involving “commodities.” As the virtual currency sector...

CFTC Announces Multiple “Game Changing” Whistleblower Awards Totaling More than $45 Million

Posted  08/3/18
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently announced multiple whistleblower awards totaling more than $45 million.  Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Office, stated that “the sheer magnitude of the $45 million in monetary awards announced [] demonstrates the game-changing nature of the Whistleblower Program.”  CFTC Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, added “the CFTC is committed to creating a level playing field for all market participants, and the Whistleblower Program...

CFTC Announces First Award to a Foreign Whistleblower

Posted  07/19/18
Earlier this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced an award of more than $70,000 to a whistleblower "who significantly contributed to an ongoing CFTC investigation and led the CFTC to a successful settlement." It is the first award under the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to a foreign whistleblower and follows on the heels of last week's record-breaking $30 million award, by far the largest to date under the CFTC...

July 12, 2018

The CFTC announced an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action. The award is the largest award made by the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to date and is the fifth award made by the program. Previously, the highest award amount paid to a CFTC whistleblower was in March 2016 of more than $10 million (see CFTC Press Release 7351-16, CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award of More Than $10 Million). CFTC

CFTC Announces Record-Breaking $30 Million Whistleblower Award

Posted  07/12/18
Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a $30 million whistleblower award-the largest ever under the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program. The award, which is nearly triple the size of the CFTC’s previous highest award, is the fifth made under the program since its inception in 2010 and the first under President Trump. In February, Bloomberg reported that a whistleblower would receive a $30 million award from the CFTC for reporting...

Constantine Cannon partner Eric Havian moderates panel with The Big Three -- heads of the whistleblower offices at the SEC, CFTC and IRS -- at the 16th Annual Offshore Alert Conference

Posted  05/30/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian recently joined Jane Norberg, Christopher Ehrman and Lee Martin, the heads of the whistleblower offices for the SEC, CFTC and IRS (otherwise known as The Big Three), to moderate a panel entitled ‘Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach Of US Programs,’ which explored, among other things, the growing number of submissions from whistleblowers outside the...

Constantine Cannon’s Eric Havian Will Join Panel with SEC, CFTC & IRS Whistleblowing Chiefs at OffshoreAlert Conference

Posted  03/6/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The SEC's Jane Norberg, the CFTC's Christopher Ehrman and the IRS's Lee Martin will join Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian for a panel entitled 'Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach Of US Programs'. The panel will, among other things, look at the growing number of submissions from whistleblowers outside the United States. The OffshoreAlert Conference on financial intelligence and investigations...

Constantine Cannon’s Eric Havian Will Join Panel with SEC, CFTC & IRS Whistleblowing Chiefs at OffshoreAlert Conference

Posted  03/6/18
The SEC's Jane Norberg, the CFTC's Christopher Ehrman and the IRS's Lee Martin will join Constantine Cannon Partner Eric Havian for a panel entitled "Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach Of US Programs." The panel will, among other things, look at the growing number of submissions from whistleblowers outside the United States. The OffshoreAlert Conference on financial intelligence and investigations offers a neutral forum where senior...
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