Q: I understand that If a private company uses a unlicensed agent to raise assets, that's an SEC violation.
However, is there anything in it for me to turn the company in?
The company has gone from zero value to $85 million in value and used me, a misclassified independent consultant, to raise money for them. I am going after the company based on being misclassified. But, could I receive compensation as a whistleblower...?
A: In my opinion, there is nothing in it for you. The whistleblower statute was created as an incentive for people to report fraud on the government, or waste of government assets or expenditures. I don’t see that in this situation.
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