Birkenfeld Clemency Campaign
Washington, D.C. January 6, 2011. The National Whistleblower Center
is calling for the release of Bradley Birkenfeld from prison on January 8, 2011, the one-day anniversary of his imprisonment.
Executive Director of the NWC Stephen M. Kohn stated, "Birkenfeld's
contribution to the taxpayers was billions of dollars when he stood
alone and courageously exposed UBS's $20 billion tax fraud. The
prolonged imprisonment of Mr. Birkenfeld does not serve the public
interest and is creating a chilling effect on other bankers with
information on illegal offshore U.S. accounts. It is dumbfounding that
the government would continue to keep Mr. Birkenfeld in jail, while
thousands of millionaires and billions who profited from illegal
offshore accounts have been granted amnesty. We request that President
Obama grant Mr. Birkenfeld executive clemency and reduce his sentence to
the one year he served."