On September 14, 2018, the SEC awarded more than $1.5 million to a whistleblower, an amount that was “severely reduced” due to the whistleblower’s delay in reporting and culpability in the violation. Although the order is sparse, it sends two important messages to whistleblowers: 1) report promptly; and 2) expect a significant reduction in award percentage if you are culpable in the violation.
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