A pair of former PricewaterhouseCoopers employees received reduced prison sentences after they exposed the secret tax breaks offered by Luxembourg to some multinational companies such as Apple, Ikea, Walt Disney, PepsiCo and Microsoft’s Skype.
Former PwC employee Antoine Deltour received a suspended sentence last June of 12 months in prison and a 1,500-euro fine, while another former employee, Raphael Halet, received a nine-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a 1,000-euro fine (see Ex-PwC duo get suspended jail terms, fines in LuxLeaks trial). A Luxembourg court reduced Deltour’s sentence Wednesday to a six-month suspended sentence and the 1,500-euro fine, while Halet’s penalty was reduced to the 1,000-euro fine in lieu of the prison sentence, according to the German news site Deutsch Welle.
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