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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Corporate Sector Sounds the Alarm Over Financial Reform's 'Bounty' System"

The story is at

Under the so-called Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC will pay whistleblowers cash rewards of between 10 percent and 30 percent of any monetary sanctions in excess of $1 million that the government, because of whistleblowers' assistance, recovers through either civil or criminal proceedings. The "bounty" program also extends to whistleblower disclosures of violations to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Hat tip: White Collar Crime Prof Blog, which has additional coverage.

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