A former Swiss banker ratted out his buddies and received $104 million from the IRS for providing them with valuable information regarding widespread tax evasion. Getting $104 million from the IRS was enough to get my attention. But then I read that this whistle blower had just served 2 1/2 years in prison for his own participation in the case.
“The IRS today sent 104 million messages to whistleblowers around the world,” claimed the man’s lawyers.
They didn’t send 104 million messages. They sent 104 million dollar bills into a convicted felon’s pocket.
It would be one thing if an innocent man came forward and reported a crime and the IRS wanted to reward his bravery.
A man who, on his own volition, decided to do the right thing.
But this was a reward, more money than many see in a lifetime, to a man who actually participated in the crime.
This news flash is now item #83 on my list, “Things That Baffle Me.”