U.S. seeks leniency for UBS informant Birkenfeld

August 18th, 2009


MIAMI – U.S. authorities requested a sharply reduced prison sentence on Tuesday for a key informant in their tax evasion prosecutions of wealthy American clients of Swiss bank UBS.

The reduction was requested in a filing with a federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where former UBS executive Bradley Birkenfeld was due to be sentenced on Friday.

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