UBS informant files complaint against prosecutors
MIAMI (AP) — The key whistleblower in the tax evasion case against Swiss bank UBS AG claims prosecutors made false statements to a judge who sentenced him to prison.
Attorneys for informant Bradley Birkenfeld filed a complaint Tuesday with the Justice Department. The complaint seeks an investigation and that the record be corrected.
Prosecutors say Birkenfeld didn’t disclose his own illegal conduct when he first revealed UBS tax evasion details. Birkenfeld insists that is not true.
The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Birkenfeld on Friday begins serving more than three years in prison.
Based on his disclosures, UBS will turn over names of thousands of suspected American tax cheaters.