12.09.2012 [Business Insider] - An American-born USB banker named Bradley Birkenfeld decided in 2007 to try to cash in on a newly-enacted whistleblower statute that would garner him 30% of the taxes that the IRS recouped as a result of the information he provided. He hoped also to
11.09.2012 [Christian Science Monitor] - UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was awarded $104 million by the Internal Revenue Service for providing information about overseas tax cheats. The UBS whistleblower is credited with exposing widespread tax evasion at the Swiss bank and was jailed
12.09.2012 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS AG banker who told the Internal Revenue Service how the bank helped thousands of Americans evade taxes, secured an IRS award of $104 million, an amount his ...
(born February 26, 1965) is an American banker and whistleblower whose disclosures to the IRS lead to a massive fraud investigation. In 2007, he gave information to the United States Department of Justice that resulted in $780 million in fines levied against UBS. In 2008, Birkenfeld pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and was sentenced in 2009 to 40 months in prison. Many advocacy groups from around the world criticized Birkenfeld's prosecution and sentence. Birkenfeld was released from prison to a halfway house in New Hampshire in August 2012 and is scheduled to be fully released and put on probation on November 29, 2012. Meanwhile in early September 2012 the IRS paid Birkenfeld a $104 million award for acting as a corporate whistleblower.
12.09.2012 [Project on Government Oversight (blog)] - The Internal Revenue Service has issued a $104 million reward to Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who blew the whistle on the Swiss bank's far-reaching efforts to help Americans hide money from the tax collector, Birkenfeld's lawyers said
11.09.2012 [The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)] - Bradley Birkenfeld will receive the payment for details he provided the U.S. government about offshore banking activities of the Swiss bank, the IRS confirmed, after his lawyers in Washington on Tuesday announced the reward. Birkenfeld was released
12.09.2012 [Philadelphia Inquirer] - WASHINGTON - In 2010, the government threw Bradley Birkenfeld in prison for helping a former client at UBS AG hide his wealth from the Internal Revenue Service. Now, as part of the same case, the IRS has awarded the former banker $104 million for
12.09.2012 [New York Times] - Bradley Birkenfeld at a federal prison in Pennsylvania. As a whistle-blower, he exposed Swiss tax evasion schemes. Bradley C. Birkenfeld, a former banker at UBS, recently served two and a half years in prison for conspiring with a wealthy California
12.09.2012 [Sky News] - Bradley Birkenfeld, who had been jailed by a US court for helping rich American citizens hide their wealth from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), received the record payment in return for helping to expose a widespread tax evasion scheme. The payment
12.09.2012 [La Voz del Interior] - La portavoz del IRS Michelle Eldridge confirmó que el ex directivo del banco suizo UBS Bradley Birkenfeld recibió la suma de 104 millones de dólares como compensación por su cooperación con las autoridades estadounidenses. De hecho, el ex directivo
12.09.2012 ... whistleblowers seeking rewards under the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) whistleblower reward program, it is fitting that one of its rare financial awards goes to United Swiss Bank (UBS) whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld.
12.09.2012 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a whistleblower who helped the U.S. government in a major tax fraud case against Swiss bank UBS AG said on Monday that authorities have made a decision in their client's case ...
11.09.2012 [GlobalPost] - Bradley Birkenfeld (R) walks down the steps of the federal courthouse with his lawyer David E. Meier after he was sentenced to 40 months in prison by the judge on August 21, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Birkenfeld is a former UBS private banker
11.09.2012 [CFO.com Magazine] - The UBS Whistleblower: An Inside Story. The IRS gave former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld $104 million, the largest amount ever awarded under the tax whistle-blower law. Here's what Birkenfeld did to earn it. David Rosenbaum. Article; Comments (2)
12.09.2012 [The Fiscal Times] - Yes, it's believed to be the largest whistleblowing payout in history: Bradley Birkenfeld, just weeks after being released from prison, has been awarded $104 million by the Internal Revenue Service for exposing a tax fraud case against Swiss banking
11.09.2012 [Fox Business] - Bradley Birkenfeld, freed last month from prison, was not present at the news conference where his attorneys announced what may be the largest payout ever under an Internal Revenue Service whistleblower program recently criticized Congress. Birkenfeld
11.09.2012 [Main Justice] - Bradley Birkenfeld's lawyers said that they believe the $104 million is the largest-ever whistleblower award from the U.S. government. Their assertion could not immediately be confirmed, because data from IRS whistleblower programs is confidential. The
11.09.2012 [GovExec.com] - Bradley Birkenfeld, who was represented by NWC Executive Director Stephen Kohn and longtime Senate tax staffer Dean Zerbe, provided information on taxpayer behavior that the IRS had been unable to detect and identified connections between parties
12.09.2012 WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service has awarded an ex-banker $104 million for providing information about overseas tax cheats -- the largest amount ever awarded by the agency, lawyers for the ...
12.09.2012 Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS AG banker who told the Internal Revenue Service how the bank helped thousands of Americans evade taxes, secured an IRS award of $104 million, an amount his lawyers said may be the ...