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Publication Date Published Title
CFTC Talks CFTC Talks EP064: Christopher Ehrman
"The Director of the CFTC's Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman, discussed recent awards of $45 million and how they contribute to trust in the financial markets. ..."
States Top Leading News U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission News: CFTC Announces Multiple Whistle…
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) yesterday announced multiple whistle-blower awards totaling more than $45 million.  The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistle-blower submissions. ..."
Finance Magnates The CFTC Granted $45 Million In Whistleblower Rewards Last Month
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a new series of whistleblower awards totalling over $45 million on Thursday, August 2. “The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions,” an official statement from the Commission reads. ..."
HedgeWeek CFTC Announces Multiple Whistleblower Awards Totalling More Than USD45M
"The US CFTC has announced multiple whistleblower awards totalling more than USD45 million which it says demonstrates the growing success of its Whistleblower Program, and in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions. ..."
MondoVisione CFTC Announces Multiple Whistleblower Awards Totaling More Than $45 Million
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced multiple whistleblower awards totaling more than $45 million.  The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions. ..."
Whistleblower Protection Blog U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Announces $45 Million In Whistleblowe…
"$45 million. That’s how much the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s whistleblower program has given in awards to everyday individuals who came forward with crucial information, helping just this one branch of the U.S. government stop criminals from profiting from their illicit activity. ..."
National Law Review Recent CFTC Whistleblower Awards Signal Flexibility in Determining Award Percen…
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Within one week, the CFTC issued two awards to whistleblowers, one in the amount of $30M and another in the amount of $70,000.  Although the orders are fairly sparse, they provide some important clues as to how the CFTC determines the amount of a CFTC whistleblower award (the percentage of the monetary sanctions collected in the covered judicial or administrative action that the CFTC awards the whistleblower).

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MondoVisione CFTC Announces First Whistleblower Award To A Foreign Whistleblower
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced an award of over $70,000 to a whistleblower who significantly contributed to an ongoing CFTC investigation and led the CFTC to a successful settlement.  The award is the first made by the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program to a whistleblower living in a foreign country and the sixth award to a whistleblower who provided valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).< ..."
Law360 CFTC Gives 1st Overseas Whistleblower Award
"The U.S. Commodity Futures Exchange Commission has awarded a whistleblower bounty to a foreign resident for the first time, the agency announced on Monday, days after handing out its largest award to date. ..."
Hedgeweek CFTC Makes Record USD 30M Whistleblower Award
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced an award of approximately USD30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action.   ..."
ProShare Intelligent Investing Largest Award Issued In Commodity Fraud Case; Trading Firm Charged $3.4M For At…
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) yesterday announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action” ..."
Mondo Visione CFTC Announces Its Largest Ever Whistleblower Award of Approximately $30 Million
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today 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. ..."
Law360 CFTC Triples Record With $30M Whistleblower Award
"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday that it would be doling out approximately $30 million to an insider who volunteered information central to a successful enforcement action — the fifth, and by far the largest, award yet from the agency's young whistleblower office. ..."
Mondo Visione Breakthrough For Whistleblowers Reporting Commodity Frauds
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action”..."
Whistleblower Protection Blog Largest Award Issued in Commodity Fraud Case
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action” ..."
Financial Times CFTC Strengthens Rules to Protect Whistleblowers
"The primary US commodities regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said on Monday that it has approved rule changes to bolster protections for whistleblowers and improve its process for reviewing claims...."
CFTC.gov Press Release: PR7559-17 - CFTC Strengthens Anti-Retaliation Protections for W…
"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) unanimously approved amendments to the CFTC’s Whistleblower Rules that will, among other things, strengthen the CFTC’s anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims...."
Bloomberg BNA CFTC Authorized to File Whistle-Blower Retaliation Claims
"The CFTC may file enforcement actions against employers that retaliate against whistleblowers, under rule changes adopted May 22..."
Reuters CFTC Bolsters Rules to Shield Whistleblowers from Retaliation
"The top U.S. derivatives regulator took steps to strengthen its whistleblower rules on Monday by building in new protections to shield tipsters from retaliation or being muzzled by their employers...."
FCPA Interview with Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office
"As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."
Law 360 10 Important Aspects Of The CFTC Whistleblower Program
"On May 19, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued its first award under the CFTC’s whistleblower award program.[1]..."
FCPA Blog CFTC Pays $240,000 to First Whistleblower
"The acting chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said Tuesday the agency will make its first award to a whistleblower under the program created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010...."
Wall Street Journal - Law Blog CFTC Hands Out First Whistleblower Award
"The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday that it paid an anonymous whistleblower $240,000 for a tip that panned out...."
EnergyMetro.com Drums Along the Potomac
"This is a sort of limbo period for the CFTC, and, by extension, the markets in general. No commission quorum means no big decisions...."
BNA.com CFTC Whistleblower Office Poised to Make First Monetary Award in 2014, Director…
"The number of tips alleging Commodity Exchange Act violations that were submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's nascent whistle-blower program has significantly increased since October,..."
Forbes.com CFTC Will Flex Dodd-Frank Muscle In 2014
"This year could be a big one for enforcement efforts by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a good reason: Whistleblowers...."
Wall Street Journal - Risk & Compliance Journal Q&A: Christopher Ehrman, Director, CFTC's Whistleblower Office
"The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill established the closely-watched whistleblower program run by the Securities and Exchange Commission...."
Reuters Bigger Payouts Seen for U.S. Financial Market Whistleblowers
"In the two years since U.S. market regulators launched programs to encourage whistleblowers to report corporate wrongdoers, all of five people have been rewarded,..."
Taxpayers Against Fraud Educational Fund Taxpayers Against Fraud Interviews the Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office
"Kristin Amerling, President of Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAF-EF), Interviews Vincente Martinez, Director of the Whistleblower Office at the Commodities Future Trading Commission (CTFC)..."
Law 360 Filing Pointers From CFTC's Whistleblower Office
"The Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower programs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...."
FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part IV
"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."
FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part III
"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."
FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part II
"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."
FCPA Blog Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program Part I
"In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...."
NFA Newsletter Facts About the CFTC Whistleblower Program
"The following are some basic facts about the program ..."