Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How did whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld celebrate Tax Day? Unfairly sitting in a federal pen

Tax Day has come and gone and whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld still sits in a federal penitentiary.–KAS

Dear President Obama,

I urge you on tax day to support UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld’s official petition for clemency and to release him from prison. I ask that his petition be granted immediately to reverse the radical chilling effect Mr. Birkenfeld’s sentence has had on other corporate whistleblowers, especially those in the international banking community that want to report the illegal practices that allow millionaires and billionaires to hide American tax dollars.

The Department of Justice admitted that “but for Mr. Birkenfeld” the entire illegal UBS tax scheme would not have been discovered by the U.S. government.

As a result of Mr. Birkenfeld’s whistleblowing:

- UBS AG was forced to pay $780 million in fines and penalties to the U.S.

Kevin A. Stoda,
Progressive candidate for president and lifelong educator

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