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By Kevin Stoda, Wiesbaden, Germany

http://de.video.yahoo.com/watch/5481128/14419397

A little over a month ago, the "former banker for the Swiss giant UBS who blew the whistle on the biggest tax-evasion scheme in US history" was sent to jail in the USA - to begin serving a forty-month federal sentence. Bradley Birkenfeld first came forward to US authorities in 2007 and began providing inside information on how UBS was helping thousands of Americans hide assets in secret Swiss accounts.

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/7/why_is_the_whistleblower_who_exposed

The National Whistleblowers Center's Stephen Kohn, the executive director and lawyer for Bradley Birkenfeld, has been pushing strongly for Obama to have the case reinvestigated and Birkenfeld freed.

http://www.whistleblowers.org/

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Germany and neighboring states are paying off Swiss bank whistleblowers for handing over bank data on thousands of German's illegally hiding nearly half a trillion dollars in Switzerland. The initial agreements earlier this month to 1000s of citizens coming forward and confessing to hiding money in Switzerland. This is occurring in the states that border Switzerland (Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg) and in states as far away as North Rhine Westphalia (a German state on the Dutch border).

http://www.stern.de/wirtschaft/news/selbstanzeigen-steuersuender-geraten-in-panik-1543560.html

In North Rhine Westphalia alone in the last two weeks, 1000 citizens have come forward to admit their hiding of moneys in lieu of a provisional amnesty-of-sorts offered for this month. [Those pleading guilty must still pay their back taxes.] People are in a panic to meet the deadlines to come forward in four states. Several other states may become involved in coming days as the federal government's finance ministry supports the practice of buying the stolen data from Swiss banks. Some Germans are calling for general amnesty for the whole country, but so far the federal government has not pushed the issue.

http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/ruf_nach_steueramnestie_wird_in_deutschland_lauter_1.4929619.html

Stories of sleepless tax evaders are circulating without the country. Now, readers of OP-ED NEWS and other progressive to conservationist blogs and news groups, why did not the United States reward Mr. Bradley Birkenfeld?

Such an immediate amnesty for the now-honest Bradley Birkenfeld would give whistle-blowers in the USA, in Switzerland, and all over the world the support they need to put pressure on America--quite likely the country with the most tax evaders world-wide. These evaders include some of the large contractors that make money off of the USA government.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Obama-targets-outsourcers-again-labels-them-tax-evaders/articleshow/5565220.cms

Act now America, support Whistle blowing in governance, banks and financial institutions now.

http://www.pogo.org/

 

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KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)
 

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