Whistleblowers Eligible for Hundreds of Millions in Rewards
Employee reports about the companies have resulted in the recovery of billions of dollars for the federal government. The reports were made over the past several years both to the SEC and to companies’ internal compliance programs.
The National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) is deeply concerned that an overwhelming majority of eligible whistleblowers do not know about the award program or the deadline. NWC Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn issued the following statement:
The list of 220 companies with eligible employees includes Regions Bank, Dell Inc., Qwest Communications, BNY Mellon Securities, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan UBS Financial Services, and the Universal Corporation.Also on the list are companies that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), such as Tyson Foods, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Dutch Shell, and RAE Systems.
A full list of companies is posted here.
On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 1:00pm, Mr. Kohn will discuss the SEC award program and the implications of its upcoming deadline live on Honesty Without Fear on the Progressive Radio Network.
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