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Ex-SEC official slams proposal to gut awards for gold-star whistleblowers

By Kelly Swanson

17 January 2019

Ex-SEC official slams proposal to gut awards for gold-star whistleblowers Sean McKessy

Sean McKessy, the founding chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, calls a proposal to give the regulator’s commissioners greater discretion to cap large bounty awards “ill advised”.