What can a company do to convince prosecutors, regulators, and sentencing judges that it is committed to compliance? The question needs an answer because commitment is the feds’ threshold issue and the top-ranked hallmark when evaluating compliance programs.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: whistleblowers
The SEC has awarded 123 whistleblowers an astounding $731 million since the first payout in 2012. But what do we really know about the whistleblower program? The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower recently released its 2020 Annual Report to Congress, and it raises more questions than it answers.… Continue Reading
When the SEC launched its whistleblower reward program in 2011, many predicted a flood of FCPA complaints. That didn’t happen. From FY2012 through FY2020, the SEC logged over 40,000 tips overall, but just 1,667 FCPA tips, or an average of 185 a year.… Continue Reading
This year the SEC has already awarded $114 million to whistleblowers, nearly twice the amount than for all of 2019. Three awards in 2020 are among the ten biggest SEC payouts ever, including last week’s $50 million award to a former BNY Mellon currency trader.… Continue Reading
Anti-corruption authorities in the Philippines are preparing to arrest three powerful senators after they were indicted Friday by an anti-graft court.
The SEC said Tuesday it awarded two whistleblowers more than $875,000 for their tips that helped the agency bring an enforcement action.
The two individuals will split the money evenly.
The SEC didn’t release details of the enforcement action or the identities of the whistleblowers.… Continue Reading
Qualcomm Inc, the world’s biggest mobile chipmaker, could face a FCPA enforcement action over alleged bribery to officials in China’s state-owned firms, the company disclosed in an SEC filing Wednesday.
Qualcomm said it received a Wells Notice on March 13 from the SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office that recommends an enforcement action against the company for bribery in China.… Continue Reading