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Bradley Birkenfeld

By KKC Staff|September 12th, 2019|

Bradley Birkenfeld broke the back of Swiss bank secrecy. He was the first Swiss banker to file a case under the IRS whistleblower law. The results were unprecedented. UBS bank (at the time the largest bank in the world) had to pay a fine of $780 million. They also had to close all known U.S. accounts, and for the first time in history, the bank turned over the names of 4450 U.S. taxpayers for prosecution in the United States. Mr. Birkenfeld obtained one of the largest ever individual qui tam IRS whistleblower awards in history of $104 million. But this was just the beginning. In a major law review article, the Chairman of the IRS Advisory Council explained how Birkenfeld’s whistleblowing ended illegal Swiss banking for most Americans, led to the closure of tens of thousands of offshore accounts, and the collection of tens of billions of dollars from tax law violators.

  • Whistleblowers 2176176 and 77 - Tax Whistleblowers

Tax Whistleblowers’ 21276-13W & 21277-13W

By KKC Staff|June 13th, 2019|

A husband and wife team, Whistleblowers’ 21276 and 77, played the leading roles in a high-stakes confidential “sting” operation against a sophisticated international criminal enterprise that managed over $1.2 billion in offshore “secret accounts.” Based on the whistleblowers’ undercover activities, the fraudsters were criminally convicted and paid $74 million in fines and penalties. The case set the national precedent covering tax whistleblowers whose work with the Justice Department resulted in criminal convictions. After two significant victories in Tax Court, the whistleblowers obtained $17.4 million in whistleblower rewards.