The whistleblower who helped take down Putnam Investments for alleged mutual fund trading abuses is suing the Massachusetts Attorney General in an attempt to secure a bounty for his role in exposing the scandal.

Peter Scannell, a 48-year old Weymouth, Mass., resident, filed a civil lawsuit in the Suffolk County Superior Court against Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly and the Commonwealth itself, hoping to collect a $15 million reward under the state's False Claims Act.

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