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09.19.12 | Blog Posts

Would $104 Million IRS Whistleblower Get Stiffed Under Dodd-Frank?

The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

The recent announcement that the IRS granted a $104 million whistleblower award to convicted former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld generated front-page news coverage. Birkenfeld, the U.S.-bred former private banker who provided the government with detailed information regarding a program catering to U.S. taxpayers seeking to hide assets in Swiss accounts, may be correct in proclaiming himself  “the most famous whistleblower in the world.” As has been discussed in detail elsewhere, [...]

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