Record $279 Million Whistleblower Award Went to a Tipster on Ericsson – WSJ

The record $279 million whistleblower award issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month stemmed from a bribery case against telecommunications company Ericsson.

The award from the SEC’s cash-for-tips program was related to the $1.1 billion settlement the Swedish company reached with U.S. authorities in 2019 over allegations it conspired to make illegal payments to win business in five countries, in violation of U.S. antibribery laws, according to people familiar with the matter.

Source: Record $279 Million Whistleblower Award Went to a Tipster on Ericsson – WSJ