August 20th, 2010
CBS News' 60 Minutes has done a follow-up piece
on the UBS/Swiss Banking saga. It aired last Sunday evening. Check out the segment below:
August 26th, 2009
Bloomberg -- If he had kept his mouth shut and his head low, Bradley Birkenfeld would be a free man today. He didn’t, so now the former UBS AG banker wears an electronic bracelet on his ankle and, beginning in January, will spend three years and four months in a federal penitentiary.
August 22nd, 2009
Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS private banker turned key informant, was on Friday sentenced to a tougher-than-expected 40 months in prison for helping wealthy American clients evade taxes.
August 18th, 2009
The United States government has asked
a judge for leniency with regard to the sentencing of its star UBS-informant, Bradley Birkenfeld, whose sentencing hearing is currently scheduled for Friday. In June 2008, Birkenfeld - the man who infamously detailed how he smuggled
diamonds through US customs in a toothpaste tube - plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Since then, however, he cooperated extensively with US investigators from a number of agencies, and became an invaluable informant/witness in the US's drawn out legal battle against UBS.
From the AP