Snitches Get Stitches, UBS Guy

Monday, December 28, 2009 , , , 2 Comments


NYT:

An informant in the tax evasion case against the Swiss bank UBS has asked a Florida court to postpone the scheduled Jan. 8 start of his prison term, saying he is ready to cooperate further with the United States government.

The informant, Bradley Birkenfeld, was a former UBS banker who was sentenced in August to three years and four months in prison for helping a billionaire hide assets from American tax authorities. He made the postponement request in a filing this weekend by his lawyer to a federal district court in Florida.

The filing also requested a hearing to reconsider the 40-month sentence imposed on Mr. Birkenfeld on Aug. 21.

Prosecutors described Mr. Birkenfeld as the man most responsible for igniting an investigation into rich Americans’ use of secret Swiss bank accounts to avoid taxes. Partly because of Mr. Birkenfeld’s disclosures, UBS has agreed to disclose to the United States the names of 4,450 wealthy Americans suspected of hiding assets and dodging taxes in secret accounts.

I have a feeling there are some important people who are not too happy about this dude singing all over the place to keep his ass out of the frying pan.

Little does Mr Birkenfeld realize he's still going to have to fry. *snicker*

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

IMHO, they should all be made to "fry" one another. Last man "standing" wins. Cage match?

Jeff

Jeff,

I LOVE how you think. I suggested the same thing on Going Concern:

"• FOMC cage match fights at Fedquarters - We’ve all heard about dissent at FOMC meetings but what if we kill two birds with one stone - bring new transparency to the monetary policy-setting process AND pull in $75 a ticket to see “El Jefe” Jeff Lacker take on “Helicopter Ben” Bernanke in spandex and Luchador masks? I know I would pay to see that."

Helllllll yes. It'll be like real life Mortal Combat except with bankers. WIN!

My money is on Greenspan, that dude could take them all down. And would probably bite their heads off like Ozzy in the Octagon.