LuxLeaks appeal: Fine upheld, suspended jail sentence reduced for key whistleblower
by Ana Ribeiro
The Appeal Court of Luxembourg has halved the suspended jail sentence imposed in June 2016 on French whistleblower Antoine Deltour. The ECPMF supported Deltour’s appeal with €1,000, amid what became known as the LuxLeaks trial.
Antoine Deltour (photo: Eric Garault)
The court reduced Deltour’s suspended prison term from the 12 months to six months, but he still has to pay a €1,500 fine. Raphaël Halet, Deltour’s former colleague at multinational auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), saw his sentence limited to a €1,000 fine.
The two had been involved in leaking to the press 45,000 pages of confidential documents from their employer.…