The SEC Has Awarded $22 Million to a Monsanto Whistleblower by Reuters @FortuneMagazine August 30, 2016, 4:35 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons A former Monsanto mon executive who tipped the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to accounting improprieties involving the company’s top-selling Roundup product has been awarded more than $22 million from the agency’s whistleblower program, the executive’s lawyer said on Tuesday. The $22 million award—the agency’s second largest under the program—was tied to an $80 million settlement between the SEC and Monsanto in February, according to the lawyer, Stuart Meissner in New York, in a statement. Awards to whistleblowers by the SEC’s program have now surpassed a total of $107 million since the agency launched the program in 2011, the agency said in a statement on Tuesday. The largest award, in 2014, was $30 million, the agency said. Meissner declined to reveal the whistleblower’s identity. A Monsanto representative could not be immediately reached for comment.