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Bradley Birkenfeld

IRS: The Jester of the Sequester

Adam Resnick | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Adam Resnick

Why would an institution whose mission is tax collection try to undermine a legislative mandate to facilitate that mission? The IRS announcement is especially perverse when one considers that Congress does not need to budget for paying whistleblowers.

Whistling Over the Cliff

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

I understand that good people can make bad decisions and do bad things. What I have a difficult time understanding, however, is the vastly different reactions from friends and associates to my felony versus my whistleblowing.

This Guy's Inspired Many To Turn In Tax Cheats

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money

* Notable jump in whistleblower calls to lawyers * Information, documentation better than before By Nanette Byrnes ...

Tax Evasion Whistleblower To Get Some Money For His Troubles

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. tax authorities have awarded $104 million to a whistleblower in a major tax fraud case against Swiss bank UBS AG that widen...

UBS Whisteblower Bradley Birkenfeld's Attorney Decries His Client's Prison Sentence

democracynow.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A former banker for the Swiss giant UBS who blew the whistle on the biggest tax-evasion scheme in US history is preparing to head to prison tomorrow t...

Bradley Birkenfeld: UBS Informant To Begin Prison Sentence Friday (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI (CURT ANDERSON -- AP) -- A federal judge refused Monday to postpone prison or consider a lighter sentence for a former Swiss banker-turned-infor...

UBS Whistleblower Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term Puts Chill on Whistleblowing

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Bradley Birkenfeld may be one of the most effective whistleblowers in the nation's history. His reward? A 40-month prison sentence.

Ex-UBS Banker Pleads Guilty, Will Help Prosecutors

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — A former UBS executive has pleaded guilty to helping clients hide hundreds of millions of dollars and evade U.S. taxe...

Swiss Bank Tells Some Employees: Avoid Trips To US

Financial Times | Haig Simonian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UBS has told members of its former private banking team responsible for rich US clients not to travel to America. The Swiss bank has also made lawyer...

Banker Indicted For Helping Mystery Billionaire Avoid $200M In Taxes

Wall Street Journal | Robert Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Justice Department has just indicted a private banker and a trust-company owner for allegedly helping an American billionaire avoid taxes on $200 ...