Commodities fraud whistleblower lawyer and CFTC Bounty Action Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, works with commodities fraud whistleblowers, futures fraud whistleblowers, and other investment fraud whistleblowers that are stepping up and blowing the whistle on investment fraud, futures fraud, and other forms of financial fraud. By working with financial with commodities fraud whistleblowers to expose investment fraud, he is working to help regulate the financial markets and help claim rewards for financial whistleblowers.
If you are aware of securities fraud or other financial fraud, please feel free to contact Commodities Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our submission form about a potential Commodities Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit, Futures Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit, CFTC Violation Whistleblower Action, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Incentive Program Action, or other Whistleblower Bounty Actions.
A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell in the future a specific quantity of a commodity at a specific price. Most futures contracts contemplate actual delivery of the commodity can take place to fulfill the contract. However, some futures contracts require cash settlement in lieu of delivery, and most contracts are liquidated before the delivery date. An option on a commodity futures contract gives the buyer of the option the right to convert the option into a futures contract. Futures and options must be executed on the floor of a commodity exchange—with very limited exceptions—and through persons and firms who are registered with the CFTC.
Congress created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 1974 as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. The agency's mandate has been renewed and expanded several times since then, most recently by the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. The CFTC's mission is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound futures and option markets.
The CFTC is the Federal agency that regulates the trading of commodity futures and options contracts in the United States and takes action against firms suspected of illegally or fraudulently selling commodity futures and options.
Commodity pool operators often solicit investments from friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow religious or social group members by using their reputations in the community or their personal relationships. In many cases, however, these investment schemes turn out to be fraudulent, and you can lose your entire investment, in many cases as a result of outright theft.
Individuals and firms that fraudulently solicit funds from investors for commodity futures and options trading are usually not registered with the CFTC. They may operate “Ponzi” schemes in which little or none of the money sent in by investors is ever invested as promised in the commodity markets. Instead, the operator of the scam steals the funds, and creates the illusion of a successful business by using some of the money put in by later investors to pay phony “profits" to earlier investors. This tactic makes it appear to investors that the investment is actually making money, which in turn attracts additional investors. Be wary of such payouts if you do not fully understand their source.
CFTC bounty claims like SEC bounty claims must be brought voluntarily under the Bounty Programs by one or more individuals. The whistleblower or whistleblowers must be a natural person or natural persons, companies or other entity is not eligible to be financial fraud bounty whistleblowers. Successful CFTC and SEC violation bounty whistleblowers can collect financial rewards for whistleblower bounty actions that result in the imposition of monetary sanctions of greater than $1 million dollars.
Through CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Bounty Actions the CFTC and SEC will award between ten percent and thirty percent of the money collected to a qualified whistleblower who voluntarily provides the CFTC and SEC with original information about a violation of the securities laws that leads to a successful enforcement of an action brought by the CFTC and SEC that results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1,000,000.00.
Monitoring the commodity futures market requires a highly coordinated effort including the efforts of investors. It is important that investors that are aware of illegal activities in the commodity futures market step forward and blow the whistle on illegal actions. Some of these actions include the following:
Fraud: cheating or attempting to cheat you through false claims concerning the likelihood of profit or loss; false or misleading statements about trading or about your salesperson, advisor, or the trading program you use; or false or misleading statements about any other material fact that you relied on in making a decision about futures or option trading.
Breach of fiduciary duty: a failure by a broker or salesperson to act with special care in handling your account when required to do so by the Commodity Exchange Act or CFTC rules.
Unauthorized trading: trades made by a broker without your prior specific authorization or a written grant of authority to effect trades without your specific authorization.
Misappropriation: a broker's unauthorized use or diversion of money that you deposited for the purpose of trading futures or options.
Churning: excessive trading of your account for the purpose of producing commissions and with disregard of your financial interests.
Wrongful liquidation: the unauthorized closing of your position.
Failure to supervise: Failure by a supervisor to diligently oversee the handling of a customer account by the supervisor's partners, officers, employees, and agents.
Nondisclosure: failure to inform you of the risks associated with futures and option trading, and the failure to disclose any other material fact you required to make a decision about futures or option trading.
If you are aware of these actions being committed it is important that you blow the whistle on these actions. There are several ways to blow the whistle on these actions including anonymous reporting procedures through an attorney.
Financial Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Commodity Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Stimulus Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, and SEC Violation Whistleblower Lawsuits will become more common with the enactment of laws like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that create bounties that can be collected by whistleblowers that properly report SEC violations, financial fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, and stimulus fraud that result in monetary sanctions over one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). The SEC can award the whistleblower up to 30% of the money collected.
By creating whistleblower bounties for investors and people with specific information of financial fraud, it is expected that hard to detect financial fraud including derivative market fraud and investment fraud will be exposed to help regulate the financial market and prevent large investment corporations, banks, hedge funds, and other large corporations from committing financial fraud of billions of dollars.
For more information on SEC Fraud Whistleblower Bounty Actions and Securities Fraud Whistleblower Bounty Actions, please go to the following Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer SEC Bounty Actions.
As a Commodity Futures Investment Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer and Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer commonly works with other powerful financial fraud and securities fraud whistleblower lawyers to handle large Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Securities Fraud Bounty Actions, Commodity Futures Fraud Bounty Action, and other Financial Fraud and Investment Fraud Lawsuits. He also works on Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits , Defense Contractor Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Stimulus Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Government Contractor Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, and other government fraud whistleblower lawsuits.
If you are the original source with special knowledge of fraud and are interested in learning more about a whistleblower lawsuit, please feel free to contact Commodity Futures Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer and Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail message.