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Ex-Monsanto Employee Gets $22 Million From SEC, Lawyer Says

  • Company had agreed to pay $80 million to settle agency’s case
  • Whistleblower was a financial executive, according to lawyer
Containers of Roundup, a weed killer by Monsanto.

Containers of Roundup, a weed killer by Monsanto.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $22 million to a former Monsanto Co. employee who tipped off the regulator to improper accounting, according to the whistleblower’s attorney.

The whistleblower was a financial executive with Monsanto, which agreed in February to pay $80 million to settle with the SEC in a case tied to reporting of revenue from its weed-killer Roundup, according to Stuart Meissner, the ex-employee’s attorney. Meissner didn’t identify the tipster by name in a statement released Tuesday.