The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday awarded nearly $2.5 million to a government worker who helped regulators launch an investigation and eventually crack down on a company’s misconduct, the first such whistleblower bounty issued to an employee of a government agency.
As is typical in these cases, the SEC offered no identifying details about the employee, the government agency, or the company the individual blew the whistle on.
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