Whistleblower disclosure backfires, protections in question

Thursday - 1/7/2010, 9:39am EST

Bill Bransford

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A former UBS banker, turned informant says federal prosecutors made false statements about him to a judge who then sentenced him to 40 months in prison. Bradley Birkenfeld has asked the Justice Department to investigate the matter. Bill Bransford, partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford, and Roth, joins us for our weekly Legal Loop segment to discuss this case and the future for whistleblower protections.