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SEC awards approximately $2.5 million to whistleblower

Buckley InfoBytes

On April 9, the SEC announced an approximately $2.5 million whistleblower award in connection with a successful enforcement action. According to the redacted order, the whistleblower supplied information that led to charges related to a breach of fiduciary duties owed to investors, provided significant ongoing assistance to enforcement staff, and reported the information internally to the company.

The SEC has now paid approximately $762 million to 148 individuals since the inception of the whistleblower program in 2012.

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