For Immediate Release
UBS Whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld To Be Honored at Whistleblower Assembly
WASHINGTON - The Make it Safe Coalition, a bipartisan coalition of leading advocacy groups, will honor Bradley Birkenfeld with its "Tax Whistleblower of the Year" award at the 2010 National Whistleblower Assembly.
The award will be presented on Monday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Stewart R. Mott House, located at 122 Maryland Avenue NW, Washington,
D.C., 20002. Mr. Birkenfeld's brother, Douglas Birkenfeld, will accept
the award on his behalf.
bank's $20 billion tax evasion scandal. His disclosures resulted in the
payment of $780 million in fines and penalties to the U.S. government
and the creation of the IRS amnesty program under which 14,700 people
have come forward and admitted to illegal, secret bank accounts.
the Department of Justice took no action to protect Mr. Birkenfeld, but
instead prosecuted him for his participation in the schemes he blew the
shocking miscarriage of justice. We urge every American who cares
about tax fairness to take action and urge President Obama to grant Mr.
Birkenfeld clemency. "
Since 1988, the NWC and attorneys associated with it have supported whistleblowers in the courts and before Congress and achieved victories for environmental protection, government contract fraud, nuclear safety and government and corporate accountability.