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It Pays to be a Whistleblower

Bradley Birkenfeld might not have a lot of friends anymore at UBS, or among American tax evaders, but he has a nice paycheck from the IRS to help ease his loneliness. The $104 million paid to Birkenfeld is being touted as the largest award ever paid out under the IRS whistleblower program. Of course Birkenfeld now faces a tax bill of OVER 30 MILLION DOLLARS and is probably realizing why some people attempt to hide their money offshore in the first place.

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Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

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Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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