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Sec Whistleblowers

Blowing the Whistle on the SEC Whistleblower Program

John Powers | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
John Powers

Though the SEC's responsibilities have grown considerably, its enforcement budget -- relative to total managed investment assets in the market -- has fallen by nearly 50 percent since 2005.

Whistleblower Program Hands Out First Award

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

Corporate whistleblowers take note: You might actually get a little cash for putting your job at risk to report fraud. The Securities and Exchange...

Ben Hallman

Whistleblowers, Beware: Most Claims End In Disappointment, Despair

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

At first glance, James Holzrichter's decision to tell the government his employer's dirty secrets appears to have worked out rather well. He won $...

Dan Froomkin

Big SEC Payouts To Tipsters Could Freak Out CEOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The program to reward whistleblowers who report securities law violations has been a flashpoint for corporate anxiety ever since it made...

Looking For Sweet Whistleblower Cash? Don't Go To The FBI

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Getting ready to blow the whistle? Be careful who you hand the information to. Whistleblowers who go to the FBI to tip them off about financial fra...

SEC Sets Aside $450 MILLION For Whistleblowers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission says it has set aside about $450 million for payments to outside whistleblowers whose inform...

Why Cash Incentives for Whistleblowers Are So Useful Against Control Frauds

William K. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William K. Black

If control fraud were rare then the proposed financial incentives for whistleblowers would be more dubious. But the current epidemic of accounting control frauds has caused massively greater damage than did their S&L counterparts.