Brad Birkenfeld

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Person.png Brad Birkenfeld  Rdf-icon.png
(banker, whistleblower)
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Born Bradley Charles Birkenfeld
1965-02-26
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Norwich University, American Graduate School of Business
Criminal charge
Conspiracy to defraud the United States
Exposed UBS/Tax evasion
A banker who exposed massive tax fraud at UBS, and after 2½ years in jail was eventually paid $104M for his pains.

Bradley Birkenfeld has been referred to as "the most significant financial whistleblower of all time."[1] He was imprisoned for 2½ years and was subsequently awarded over $100,000,000 by the IRS for his revelations.[2][3]

Career

Birkenfeld was a banker and then became a whistleblower.[4]

Sentence

Brad Birkenfeld was released from federal prison in August 2012 after being was imprisoned for 2½ years. While in prison he met Scott Bennett and they together pieced their stories together.[4][3]

Legal settlement

He was awarded $104,000,000 as his share of the fraud he exposed.[3]

Opinion on the Panama Papers

Full article: Panama Papers

“The CIA I’m sure is behind this, in my opinion,” Birkenfeld said, “If you’ve got NSA and CIA spying on foreign governments they can certainly get into a law firm like this. But they selectively bring the information to the public domain that doesn’t hurt the U.S. in any shape or form. That’s wrong. And there’s something seriously sinister here behind this.”[1]

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteDate
Panama Papers“The CIA I'm sure is behind this, in my opinion... there’s something seriously sinister here behind this [the Panama Papers].”12 April 2016


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