PwC Whistleblower (France)
While working as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg, Antoine became disillusioned and decided to quit in 2010, taking with him copies of hundreds of confidential tax agreements between Luxembourg and multi-national companies that were indicative of tax avoidance schemes.
The information became the subject of an investigation - known as 'LuxLeaks' - by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and received global media coverage.
In 2014, Luxembourg criminally charged Antoine with theft, violation of business secrets and fraudulent access to a database and, in 2016, he was convicted at trial and given a 12-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of €1,500. The sentence is being appealed.
In 2015, Antoine was awarded the European Citizens' Prize by the European Parliament, a prize annually awarding Europeans contributing to the promotion of European citizenship and mutual cultural understanding.