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Sep 4, 2018 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower and Securities Attorneys: CFTC Whistleblower Awards

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Wants Whistleblower Help

Commission Issues Record Rewards

In the past month alone, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced record whistleblower awards of $75 million to whistleblowers who blew the whistle on commodities trading scams.[1] The CFTC is the government agency that oversees commodities and futures trading, options, derivatives and virtual currency (like Bitcoin) trades. The CFTC rewards whistleblowers who have original information that leads to prosecution and sanctions against the organizers of fraudulent schemes in the trading of these investments.  The CFTC is actively seeking the assistance of whistleblowers to aid in enforcement.

That’s where the California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. can help you. If you have credible, original information of commodity or futures trading scams and the like, our lawyers can organize your information into a whistleblower application.  We can guide your application from initial submission through investigation and discovery to trial or settlement.  If you have credible information of securities fraud in California call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. Our whistleblower attorneys also represent whistleblowers in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cases for securities fraud (related to stocks, bonds, private placements and variable annuities for example) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cases for tax fraud, particularly offshore tax avoidance schemes.

The CFTC requires hard evidence of any such schemes or other illegal activity. Mere suspicions are not sufficient.  Regardless of whether the CFTC grants an award, the CFTC will not disclose any information which could reasonably be expected to reveal a whistleblower’s identity, except in limited circumstances such as when disclosure is required in connection with a public proceeding.  Consistent with this confidentiality requirement, the CFTC will not disclose the name of the enforcement action in which the whistleblower provided information, the award percentage granted to the whistleblower, and the exact dollar amount of the award granted.  In short, your identity will be protected if you come forward. And you may be eligible for an award of 10-30% of any amounts recovered by the CFTC from the wrongdoers.

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If you have information regarding a whistleblower/qui tam case in San Francisco or elsewhere in California involving the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, False Claims Act cases, the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office, the FINRA Whistleblower Office or other illegal activity, contact the California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in these cases in any way.

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