The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of $3 million to whistleblowers whose tip launched the SEC’s investigation and subsequent successful enforcement action involving an alleged securities law violation that impacted retail investors. The whistleblowers submitted their tip jointly to the Commission and will share the award. In this case, the whistleblowers also undertook significant and timely steps to have their employer remediate the harm caused by the alleged violations.
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