Largest Award Issued in Commodity Fraud Case. Exposing Misconduct.

Largest Award Issued in Commodity Fraud Case

July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 12, 2018—The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action”

“This is a major breakthrough for whistleblower protections.  The CFTC has been slow in processing and granting awards for whistleblowers.  Today’s $30 million award is good news for whistleblowers who expose frauds in the trillion-dollar commodities markets,” said Stephen M. Kohn, a leading whistleblower attorneyand the pro bono Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center.

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