Politics 12 September 2012 Birkenfeld's lawyers: “Stop enabling tax cheats or you will get caught" Business quote of the day. Print HTML Stop enabling tax cheats or you will get caught Lawyers for Bradley Birkenfeld, alias “Tarantula”, the former UBS banker who informed authorities about tax evasion at the bank and was paid $104m. Birkenfeld was awarded what is believed to be the largest-ever payout to a whistleblower under a US law to reward tax informers. His information led to a $780m settlement between UBS and US authorities in 2009 – and a 30 month prison sentence for his own part in the tax evasion. Helen Roxburgh is online editor of economia. › Osborne prepares to admit defeat on debt reduction Bradley Birkenfeld, former UBS banker who informed authorities about tax evasion. Photograph, Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe More Related articles An unmatched font of knowledge Leader: On capitalism and insecurity Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?