On September 22, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The SEC’s whistleblower program rewards original information that results in an SEC enforcement action with sanctions in excess of $1 million with a percentage (between 10 to 30 percent) of the penalties collected in a case.

The full text of the SEC order determining the whistleblower amount is available at:  

http://www.sec.gov/rules/other/2014/34-73174.pdf.