Tom Usher wrote or added | Juan Gonzalez writes that none of the executives "of UBS [has] been brought to justice. The harshest sentence has gone to whistleblower Birkenfeld. Prosecutors say that's because he withheld information about his own dealings with California billionaire Igor Olenicoff, a former UBS client who pleaded guilty in 2007 to tax charges and paid a $52 million fine and received probation. Birkenfeld has provided e-mail correspondence, however, that shows he did give information on Olenicoff to both the IRS and a U.S. Senate Committee investigating off-shore bank accounts."
Bradley has asked Obama to free him, which is within Obama's Presidential powers under the U.S. Constitution. It hasn't happened because high-ranking U.S. politicians and others of power had (some likely still do) secret Swiss bank accounts. This is a really raw deal for Bradley Birkenfeld. The justice system is broken. What with all the illegalities (false-flag operations, illegal wars, illegal domestic spying, torture called "harsh interrogation techniques," kidnappings called "extraordinary renditions," assassinations, drug deals, black-market weapons deals, etc.) that have gone completely unaddressed, there really is no legitimate government or law heading up the Empire.