According to this opinion piece in the New York Daily news, the USB bank whistle-blower goes to jail while the bank president pays a fine and plays golf with the president:
Instead of rewarding Birkenfeld, Obama’s Justice Department is sending him to prison. He begins serving a 40-month federal sentence Friday for conspiracy and bank fraud.
What about his former bosses and fellow bankers at UBS and thousands of rich American clients who for decades stashed billions of dollars in secret UBS accounts to evade paying federal taxes?
Well, the government let them buy their way out of jail.