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In early February, the Securities and Exchange Commission updated its running Notices of Covered Action list, adding 13 actions that are eligible for its whistleblower bounty program. According to the SEC, these actions can potentially provide cash bounties to “individuals who voluntarily provided the Commission with original information. . . that led to the successful enforcement of a covered action.” Following the February 1 posting of these latest actions, “individuals have 90 calendar days to apply for an award”—i.e., claims must be filed before May 1, 2012. In a report on the update, Compliance Week labels the new group of actions “a stark reminder to companies for how the Securities and Exchange Commission plans to work with whistleblowers.” The baker’s dozen of new 2012 actions are:

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