October 1, 2013
Notice of Covered Action – Pan American Metals of Miami, LLC, Pan American Metals of Miami Beach, Inc., and William J. Hionas – Award Claims Due No Later than December 30, 2013
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission hereby gives notice that individuals may submit whistleblower award claims within 90 days from today’s date for the following matter:
• CFTC Orders William J. Hionas and his Florida Firms, Pan American Metals of Miami and Pan American Metals of Miami Beach, to Pay Approximately $4.7 Million in Restitution and a Monetary Penalty for Fraudulent Off-Exchange Transactions in Precious Metals
The Commission posts Notices of Covered Actions for each Commission enforcement action where a final judgment or order – by itself or together with prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010 – results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million.
Individuals who voluntarily provided the Commission with original information after July 21, 2010 that led to the successful enforcement of a Covered Action are eligible to claim a whistleblower award.
To make an award claim, you must submit a Form WB-APP by mail or facsimile to the following address:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581
Fax: (202) 418-5975
All award claims for this Notice must be received by no later than December 30, 2013.
Please note that by posting a Notice of Covered Action, the Commission has not made any determination that a whistleblower tip, complaint or referral led the Commission to open an investigation or file an enforcement action, or that an award to a whistleblower will be paid in connection with the action.
Please email any questions about this Notice to the Whistleblower Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice No. 2013-039
Last Updated: October 1, 2013