Today the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC), the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review the case of Bradley Birkenfeld, the international banker who blew the whistle on secret offshore accounts at UBS Bank in Switzerland. On August 21, Mr. Birkenfeld was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison for his actions, despite the fact that UBS’s tax fraud scheme never would have been discovered without Mr. Birkenfeld’s disclosure.
The letter calls on the Department of Justice to reconsider Mr. Birkenfeld’s case and “take action to prevent one of the worst setbacks in international law enforcement history.”
Whistleblowers who open the door on offshore accounts are not only exposing tax evasion but also the criminals involved in human trafficking,terrorism, drugs and bribery. The Department of Justice needs to immediately review the negative ramifications of prosecuting individuals who blow the whistle on secret banking.
You can TAKE ACTION by sending your own letter to Attorney General Holder.
You can read the full letter by clicking here.