Can I submit a tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office if I was involved in the fraud or misconduct?- Chapter 7
Yes, but you should consult with an experienced securities-enforcement attorney before contacting the SEC to determine your potential liability. Once you submit a tip, the SEC can forward the information to other agencies, including the Department of Justice, for potential criminal investigations.
Importantly, even though the SEC Whistleblower Program allows anonymous submissions through attorneys, the agency will issue an award only after it determines that the whistleblower is eligible for the award. The SEC may reduce the amount of an award if the whistleblower participated in, or was culpable for, the violation.
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Chapter 1 - What is the SEC Whistleblower Program?
Chapter 6- Who Is An Eligible SEC Whistleblower?