Luxembourg Court Overturns Verdict Against Luxleaks Whistleblower

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A Luxembourg court on Thursday (Jan 11) overturned the verdict against a “Luxleaks” whistleblower who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.

Luxembourg’s highest court rejected the conviction against former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee Antoine Deltour who in March had received a reduced six-month suspended jail sentence with a 1,500-euro (US$1,790) fine.

The sentence against his colleague Raphael Halet, who received a 1,000-euro fine after an appeal, was upheld.

An appeal court will now hold a fresh trial with new judges, Luxembourg’s highest court said in a statement.

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