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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has found a solution to its problem of chronic underfunding — it will let the industry do the investigating.

That’s not an overstatement. The head of the CFTC’s enforcement division will lay that framework out in a speech on Monday night, according to a draft received by the New York Times.

The thrust is that companies that self-report will receive a discount on their penalty of about 75%, and in what are called rare cases in the report, relief from penalties altogether.

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