Courage our network

Antoine Deltour’s LuxLeaks trial set for 26 April

Luxemburger Wort reports that Antoine Deltour, PricewaterhouseCoopers employee, along with another employee and French journalist Edouard Perrin, will be tried regarding the LuxLeaks scandal beginning on 26 April.

Deltour came forward in December 2014 as a source of the ICIJ’s Luxembourg release, saying, “I copied training documents, but while searching the PwC database, I also came across these famous tax rulings. Without any particular intention or precise plan, I copied these also because I was appalled by their content.”

Wort reports that the trial will last five days, and Deltour and the other unnamed employee will face charges of “robbery, professional confidentiality violations, laundering and fraudulent access to a database”, and Perrin will face charges as an accomplice.

Antoine’s support site is here. As of this writing, more than 60,000 people have signed a petition supporting protection, not penalty, for Deltour.