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Jun 15, 2020 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorneys: Blowing The Whistle On Fraudulent Trading Schemes

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U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Wants Whistleblower Help

Blowing The Whistle On Fraud

CFTC Announces Large Whistleblower Award

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) rewards individuals who provide original information to the CFTC about fraudulent trading schemes in futures, options, foreign currency, virtual currency and commodities like gold or other precious metal trading. Sometimes, the fraud includes subscriptions to trading services or “seminars” that mislead consumers regarding trading schemes in futures and commodities. If you have credible information of any sort of futures, options, currency or commodity trading fraud (including investment pools, gold, futures, options, or virtual currencies) call the CFTC whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. today at (415)441-8669.

Recently, the CFTC announced a whistleblower award* exceeding $2 million to be shared among four whistleblowers who provided the CFTC with credible original information of a commodities trading scheme that defrauded investors throughout the country. The award was based on the action before the CFTC and related actions brought by another regulator. Often, a securities, banking or commodities trading violation will transgress more than one set of laws and fall within the jurisdiction of more than one supervising government agencies. Our whistleblower litigators will incorporate all applicable violations relevant to your information and follow the applicable rules for any government agency involved.

“The four whistleblowers here synthesized information for the CFTC that highlighted the economic impact of the suspicious activity they identified,” said CFTC Whistleblower Office Director Christopher Ehrman. “The whistleblowers’ initiative not only led to the CFTC’s investigation, but also to related investigations brought by other regulators.” All government agencies will keep whistleblower identity confidential as long as possible under the law and whistleblower laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers. Our lawyers represent whistleblowers in their underlying whistleblower actions and also in any lawsuit for wrongful termination or other retaliation by their employer.

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If you have credible information of securities or trading fraud, banking fraud, or tax fraud in California call Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm whistleblower attorneys today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. Our whistleblower attorneys represent whistleblowers in CFTC cases, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cases for securities fraud (related to stocks, bonds, private placements and variable annuities for example), banking fraud under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (“FIRREA”), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cases for tax fraud, particularly offshore tax avoidance schemes, and False Claims Act cases against corporations defrauding the government for payments or reimbursements. The government keeps whistleblower identity confidential as long as possible under the law and whistleblower laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers. Our lawyers represent whistleblowers in their underlying whistleblower actions and also in any lawsuit for wrongful termination or other retaliation by their employer.

  • Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.
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