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 >>  →

Congressional Involvement: Charles Grassley Letter

Letter from Charles Grassley to the U.S. Department of Treasury. View the PDF >>      →

NWC Releases Letter to IRS on Whistleblower Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. September 6, 2012 – Today, the National Whistleblowers Center released a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Douglas Shulman concerning changes necessary to make the whistleblower program effective. The NWC letter addresses a key  →