PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A federal whistleblower who was awarded $104 million from the Internal Revenue Service for providing information about overseas tax cheats has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in New Hampshire.
Forty-eight-year-old Bradley Birkenfeld was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint set up by Portsmouth police between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday. He was released on $750 personal recognizance bail.
The Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/134qSxY ) says public records, including photographs and date of birth, confirm that Birkenfeld is the former banker credited with exposing widespread tax evasion at Swiss bank UBS AG.
Portsmouth police say Birkenfeld gave a Rye Beach post office box as his address. A phone number could not be found listed in his name.