$104 Million UBS Informer Tells Swiss to Back Whistleblowers

  • Ex-UBS banker Birkenfeld won record IRS award in 2012
  • Draft Swiss law would force staff to go first to employer

Bradley Birkenfeld, the banker awarded $104 million by the U.S. for revealing how he helped UBS Group AG hide assets for rich Americans, has a message for Swiss lawmakers wrangling over the draft of the nation’s first whistleblowing law: “stop living in the past.”

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