Bradley Birkenfeld, former UBS banker who helped wealthy Americans avoid taxes, then turned whistle-blower awarded with $ 104m, spent 40 months in prison before being released on probation in 2012. He recently asked to get off probation and leave the US.

According to Bloomberg, ‘US District Judge William Zloch denied Birkenfeld’s request to let him leave the US by modifying or ending his probation, which has less than a year left’. It seems that a driving offense played against him and contributed to the denial from the judge of the motion to modify his probation.