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Commodities Futures Trading Fraud

2014 Proves to Be a Great Year for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Following in the footsteps of government agencies like the SEC and IRS, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") had an eventful fiscal year 2014, resulting in its first-ever whistleblower reward and a significant jump in complaints over fiscal year 2013. Much like the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, the CFTC’s relatively [...]

Commodity Futures Trading Commission and SEC Issue Whistleblower Rewards; Withhold Details

While healthcare fraud remains a top priority for the Department of Justice and other governmental agencies, several other areas of fraud are also on the rise – including misconduct against the Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.  All of these agencies recently implemented whistleblower regulations which were drafted [...]

Commodities Futures Trading Fraud: A Lesser-Known Industry Expecting Huge Boost in 2014

When it comes to whistleblower provisions, the False Claims Act undoubtedly reigns as the most well-known, highly-publicized piece of legislation on the books today. However, there are several other industries enjoying similar anti-fraud protections and whistleblower provisions, including the commodities futures trading industry, protected by the lesser-known commodities futures trading whistleblower provisions contained within the [...]