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Jul 9, 2020 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorneys: Rewards For Blowing The Whistle On Fraudulent Commodities Trading

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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. In early June, the CFTC announced a $6 million whistleblower award* for information on commodities trading fraud. The large reward brought the total awarded by the CFTC to private whistleblowers to over $110 million since the inception of the CFTC Whistleblower Program in 2014. 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.

“This award — together with the many that have preceded it — shows that in its short history, the Commission’s Whistleblower Program has significantly strengthened our enforcement program,” said CFTC Director of Enforcement James McDonald. “The contribution that whistleblowers have made cannot be overstated. To use just one data point, whistleblowers have led the CFTC to obtain nearly $900 million in monetary relief. We are very grateful for the value that whistleblowers have added to our investigations and litigations.” “Sizeable awards like this one should signal to potential whistleblowers that there are real financial incentives to promptly reporting violations to the CFTC,” added Whistleblower Office Director Christopher Ehrman.

How Evans Law Firm Can Help You

A fraudulent securities, banking or commodities trading scheme often violates 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. 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.

Contact Us

If you have information regarding any commodities or futures trading fraud contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other IRS whistleblower and tax fraud attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our whistleblower attorneys also handle cases involving offshore tax avoidance schemes or other tax fraud before the Internal Revenue Service, bank fraud under the Financial Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA/FIAFEA), securities fraud before the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, False Claims Act cases, the FINRA Whistleblower Office, and the California False Claims Act. 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, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

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