Prosecutors recommend reduced sentences for LuxLeaks whistleblowers

Prosecutors on Monday recommended reduced sentences for two whistleblowers in the “LuxLeaks” tax scandal during closing arguments at an appeal trial in Luxembourg.

The court was asked that former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee Antoine Deltour be given a six-month jail term, instead of the 12 months handed down in June, and colleague Raphael Halet receive only a fine, instead of a nine-month sentence.

The two men, along with an investigative reporter, were back in the dock for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg’s tax breaks for major international companies.