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Whistleblower wins $950,000 (access required)

First SOX trial in Virginia

A whistleblower seeking protection under the anti-retaliation provision of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act won $950,000 in what is believed to be the first trial under the statute in the state. After reporting intentional or fraudulent actions by employees at Midlothian-based SouthPeak Interactive, chief financial officer Andrea Gail Jones was terminated. Jones’s attorney, James B. Thorsen of Richmond, ...

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