Washington, D.C. December 31, 2009. Today the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) has begun another push for an independent review of the tax fraud whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld’s case before he reports to jail on January 8, 2010. Mr. Birkenfeld is an international banker who voluntarily came forward and blew the whistle exposing the biggest international tax fraud scheme in history. Despite the government’s acknowledgement that the UBS bank tax fraud scheme would have continued undetected without Mr. Birkenfeld’s voluntary disclosure, he was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison for his actions.
The NWC is asking the public to send a letter to Attorney General Holder that calls for an immediate review of Mr. Birkenfeld’s case and warns that a jail term for Mr. Birkenfeld is “clearly not the way to encourage other whistleblowers to step forward.” Please contact Lindsey Williams if you would like to arrange an interview with Mr. Birkenfeld and/or his attorneys.