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Jonathan Skerrett
almost 7 years ago by Jonathan Skerrett
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​A Luxembourg judge has charged a former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee suspected of leaking documents about secret corporate tax deals with theft and giving away business secrets, the Luxembourg public prosecutor's office said on Saturday. It said in a statement an examining magistrate had also charged the unidentified person on Friday with breaching professional confidentiality and fraudulent access to a computerised data system. The accused is suspected of stealing thousands of pages of documents on secret corporate tax dealings that were given to journalists, according to a source familiar with the case. He was also charged with money laundering but the prosecutor's office gave no detail of that allegation. PwC Luxembourg could not immediately be reached for comment. Luxembourg prosecutors opened an investigation into what has become known as the Luxleaks affair after PwC filed a complaint in June 2012.