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SEC issues $5 million whistleblower award

Securities SEC Enforcement Whistleblower


On January 13, the SEC announced an award totaling nearly $5 million to a whistleblower whose new information and assistance led to a successful SEC enforcement action. According to the redacted order, the whistleblower provided substantial ongoing information that helped SEC staff shape its investigative strategy, identify witnesses, and draft document and information requests, which saved staff time and resources during the investigation.