IRS pays whistleblower $104 million

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    September 11, 2012 5:58 PM ET


    WASHINGTON (AP) - First, 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 - yes, million - for helping expose the widespread tax evasion scheme by the Swiss banking behemoth.

    The dizzyingly abrupt turnabout in Birkenfeld's life leaves him with the largest government whistleblower award ever to an individual, said Stephen M. Kohn, one of Birkenfeld's attorneys and executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center. The center is a nonpartisan group that defends employees' disclosures of wrongdoing and wast
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    Well there appears to be a happy ending ..or honesty is the best policy?
    Most whistleblowers don't come out unscathed

    1. tussin profile image60
      tussinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if he will he pay his taxes on that 104M.

  2. maxoxam41 profile image77
    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    The fine was $780 million if I recall well. His reward is fair!