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Must watch video. Corruption in high places.
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http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/01/07-0
Why Is the Whistleblower Who Exposed the Massive UBS Tax Evasion Scheme the Only One Heading to Prison?

A former banker for the Swiss giant UBS who blew the whistle on the biggest tax-evasion scheme in US history is preparing to head to prison tomorrow to begin serving a forty-month federal sentence. Bradley Birkenfeld first came forward to US authorities in 2007 and began providing inside information on how UBS was helping thousands of Americans hide assets in secret Swiss accounts. We speak with his attorney, Stephen Kohn, the executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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Magda Hassan Wrote:http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/01/07-0
Why Is the Whistleblower Who Exposed the Massive UBS Tax Evasion Scheme the Only One Heading to Prison?

A former banker for the Swiss giant UBS who blew the whistle on the biggest tax-evasion scheme in US history is preparing to head to prison tomorrow to begin serving a forty-month federal sentence. Bradley Birkenfeld first came forward to US authorities in 2007 and began providing inside information on how UBS was helping thousands of Americans hide assets in secret Swiss accounts. We speak with his attorney, Stephen Kohn, the executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center.

Let that be a lesson to any future whistleblowers - truth never pays as well as do lies, black money, and silence. :adore:
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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#3
Certainly seems to be the only conclusion you could reasonably come to isn't it? :damnmate:
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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#4
http://www.whistleblowers.org/

Bradley Birkenfeld, the former international banker who blew whistle on the largest tax fraud in U.S. history is scheduled to go to jail on January 8, 2010. Mr. Birkenfeld is responsible for the recovery of over $1 Billion in lost U.S. revenue for the U.S. Taxpayers. Leading public interest groups have strongly condemned this sentence and have urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its action. Mr. Birkenfeld was recently named Tax Analysts inaugural annual "Person of the Year." Article in New York Daily News asserts that Mr. Birkenfeld should be given a "statute on Wall, not a prison sentence."

Additionally, attorneys for Mr. Birkenfeld have carefully evaluated the arguments used by the DOJ to justify the imprisonment and found them not to be accurate. See Letter to Holder below.

The National Whistleblowers Center is urging all Americans to contact U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and their representatives in Congress to request an immediate reconsideration of the decision to imprison Mr. Birkenfeld.
January 5, 2010 Press Release "Birkenfeld Files OPR Complaint"
December 7, 2009 Letter to Attorney General Holder
Motion to Delay Report Date
Exhibit A to Motion to Delay Report Date
TAKE ACTION!
UBS Tax Evasion Blockbuster Fox Business Interview
International and National Advocacy Organizations Urge Attorney General Holder to Investigate

Bradley Birkenfeld was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes January 3, 2010. Watch the story below:

Read the Transcript.

NWC Leads Worldwide Letter Writing Campaign for Independent Review of Major Tax Fraud Whistleblower

Washington, D.C. December 31, 2009. Today the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) has begun another push for an independent review of the tax fraud whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld's case before he reports to jail on January 8, 2010. Mr. Birkenfeld is an international banker who voluntarily came forward and blew the whistle exposing the biggest international tax fraud scheme in history. Despite the government's acknowledgement that the UBS bank tax fraud scheme would have continued undetected without Mr. Birkenfeld's voluntary disclosure, he was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison for his actions.

The NWC is asking the public to send a letter to Attorney General Holder that calls for an immediate review of Mr. Birkenfeld's case and warns that a jail term for Mr. Birkenfeld is "clearly not the way to encourage other whistleblowers to step forward." Please contact Lindsey Williams if you would like to arrange an interview with Mr. Birkenfeld and/or his attorneys. Click here to read the Action Alert letter.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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