Embezzlement Whistleblower Lawyer
Embezzlers can take years to catch, and by exposing one, you could save the fortunes of hundreds of people. Find out if your information could qualify for an SEC reward by consulting with an embezzlement whistleblower lawyer.
While embezzlement can take place in many different industries, it can be particularly damaging when it occurs within the financial and securities industries. This is also when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to take interest, and a monetary reward could be granted to a whistleblower who comes forward with information regarding such fraud taking place.
If you have knowledge of this type of misconduct, an embezzlement whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates can confidentially evaluate what you know and help you determine if the SEC would be likely to take action. If your information is strong enough, a substantial financial bounty might await you.
Embezzlement is often a subtle crime. In some cases, it can take years before the people being defrauded realize what’s happening, and by then, they could be out thousands or even millions of dollars.
At its core, embezzlement is essentially a type of theft. The embezzler finds a way to take ownership of assets or funds that he or she has been entrusted with. In the financial industry, this could be an investment advisor or a hedge fund manager, although it could theoretically be anyone in a similar position. The embezzler often must make use of a money laundering scheme in order to make use of the embezzled funds.
Warning signs of embezzlement might include accounts that don’t add up, unexplainable losses, and investing strategies that seem unnecessarily complicated. An embezzlement whistleblower lawyer can help you determine if what you’ve encountered qualifies and if the SEC should be notified.
Rewards for Blowing the Whistle on Embezzlers
Embezzlement is not a victimless crime. An embezzler is always defrauding someone, effectively stealing money from them and harming their financial future. In extreme cases, an out-of-control embezzler could even mean the financial ruin of a company or investment group.
By exposing this type of fraud, you can save the financial wellbeing of everyone involved and also potentially receive a reward from the SEC. If your embezzlement tip results in sanctions of over $1,000,000, the SEC will reward you with between 10 and 30 percent of that money.
Furthermore, most whistleblowers are able to remain anonymous throughout the process. You will also be the beneficiary of several legal protections granted by the Dodd-Frank Act, which means that the target of the SEC investigation cannot retaliate against you, whether it was a person or a company.
Become an Embezzlement Whistleblower
Do you have knowledge of embezzlement that is putting investors at risk? If so, Meissner Associates can help you submit your tip to the SEC. Since 2001, our firm has been helping whistleblowers report what they know, and we can frame your information in the way that is most likely to receive serious consideration from the SEC.
If you would like to receive a free and confidential tip evaluation, just complete the form at the bottom of this page or give our office a call at 1-866-764-3100. A knowledgeable embezzlement whistleblower lawyer can review your information and advise you of what your next step should be.