The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation extended whistleblower provisions, allowing more tipsters who reveal corporate fraud to collect monetary rewards—as high as 30 percent of the amount recovered by the government.
That promise of cash is providing a new incentive for employees to expose wrongdoing in their companies. The SEC has already seen a dramatic increase in the number of tips about potential fraud and corruption and experts believe the amount will continue to rise.
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