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Citi Whistle-Blower Asks for Share of $400 Million Penalty

  • Employee says her tips led to 2020 enforcement actions
  • U.S. watchdogs have awarded millions to whistle-blowers
Citigroup headquarters in New York.

Citigroup headquarters in New York.

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A Citigroup Inc. employee says she provided U.S. regulators with information that led to the bank paying a $400 million fine. Now, she wants a judge to award her a share of the penalty.

Tamika Miller, a Citigroup auditor, said she supplied federal officials with documents and other evidence that were “instrumental” to the bank’s 2020 settlement over risk-management failures, according to documents filed Monday as part of a federal lawsuit in Manhattan. In seeking a payout from the U.S. government, she’s citing a whistle-blower law that allows corporate tipsters to pocket as much as 30% of a sanction. For Miller, that could mean a $120 million windfall.