Bradley Birkenfeld, Hero of Tax Reform (The Wall Street Journal)

Jenkins: Bradley Birkenfeld, Hero of Tax Reform Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. for The Wall Street Journal Is there anything redeeming to be found in the adventures of Bradley Birkenfeld, the UBS whistleblower whose tale is sordidness piled on sordidness? Continue  →

IRS pays UBS whistle-blower $104 million (USA Today)

IRS pays UBS whistle-blower $104 million USA Today, September 12, 2012 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  →

Get Out of Jail Free? No, It’s Even Better (The New York Times)

Get Out of Jail Free? No, It’s Even Better David Kocieniewski for The New York Times Sometimes, crime does pay. Bradley C. Birkenfeld, a former banker at UBS, recently served two and a half years in prison for conspiring with  →

Bradley’s Winnings (The Economist)

Bradley’s Winnings The Economist, September 15, 2012 Bradley Birkenfeld was conspicuously absent from a press conference on September 11th to announce his award of $104m from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for exposing schemes used by UBS, his former employer,  →

‘Tarantula’ snares $104m reward for whistleblowing in UBS tax case (Financial Times)

‘Tarantula’ snares $104m reward for whistleblowing in UBS tax case Kara Scannell in New York for Financial Times “The Internal Revenue Services has awarded a former UBS banker $104m for revealing a tax evasion scheme that cost the US government  →

IRS reverses position, which could benefit whistleblowers

“Whistleblowers and their advocates have long complained that they are unappreciated – or downright resented – at the Internal Revenue Service, but the agency gave them a pleasant surprise Friday. Months after narrowing the circumstances under which whistleblowers could collect rewards for  →

When the Whistle Blows

When the Whistle Blows Sue Reisinger Corporate Counsel November 01, 2010 On August 18 a compliance officer at Interactive Brokers LLC in Chicago called the Securities and Exchange Commission to report that two men in Spain had been trading suspiciously  →

Fighting ‘The Man” Can Off: Pfizer Whistelblower Gets $51M+

“Kopchinski and five other whistleblowers will earn more than $102 million in payments from the U.S. government under the False Claims Act through which individuals can reap rewards for exposing corporate wrongdoing. “The use of whistleblowers has really opened up  →

Whistleblower Case Hinges on IRS Time Frame for Setting Awards

“The U.S. Tax Court has given the Internal Revenue Service until Sept. 24 to respond to an amicus brief in support of what could amount to an award of tens of millions of dollars for whistleblower Joseph Insinga, an informant  →

Memo from Scott H. Kimpel

Memo from Scott H. Kimpel to the Office of Commissioner Troy A. Paredes.   View the PDF >>  →