As news comes that the IRS will award whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld $104 million—the largest individual federal payout in U.S. history for exposing the biggest tax evasion scheme in U.S. history—we will speak with one of his attorneys, Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center. Click the links below to see our past coverage on Democracy Now! and to read columns by co-host Juan Gonzalez on how the former UBS banker went to prison after he revealed the bank had helped thousands of Americans evade taxes.
Jailed Whistleblower: US Lawmakers Held Offshore UBSAccounts, (Democracy Now!, April 16, 2010)
Whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld: Some U.S. pols kept off-shore accounts with UBS by Juan Gonzalez (The NY Daily News, April 16, 2010)
UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld deserves statue on Wall Street, not prison sentence, by Juan Gonzalez (The NY Daily News, Jan. 5, 2010)