Meet Bradley A. Birkenfeld, an Unusual Millionaire who made $104 million for blowing the whistle.
His story is very intriguing, but despite being the one who blew the whistle he somehow was the only one who went to jail.
After blowing the whistle on the Swiss bank UBS for helping Americans avoid paying taxes, which lead to the recovery of about $15 billion in recovered tax money, fines and penalties. He spent two and a half years in prison, and was later awarded $104 million by the I.R.S. for his role in exposing the scheme.