LuxLeaks whistleblowers get lighter sentences

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An appeals court in Luxembourg has upheld the guilty verdicts, but reduced the sentences, of two former PricewaterhouseCoopers employees who leaked documents that revealed the large tax breaks given to major international corporations by the Luxembourg government.

Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet were convicted last year for their alleged roles in the so-called LuxLeaks scandal. Deltour was originally handed a 12-month suspended sentence, while Halet received a nine-month suspended sentence. They were also fined €1,500 and €1,000, respectively.

Wednesday’s appeals court ruling, however, reduced Deltour’s term to six months and canceled Halet’s completely. The fines were upheld.

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