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Boris Johnson reported to police watchdog over friendship with Jennifer Arcuri

Boris Johnson and Jennifer Arcuri
and the mannequin Jennifer Arcuri (Picture:  Rex – Jennifer Arcuri)

Boris Johnson has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to assess the potential for a felony investigation into misconduct in public workplace.

He was reported by the Greater London Authority (GLA) over £126,000 of public cash being awarded to corporations run by Johnson’s pal Jennifer Arcuri whereas he was Mayor of London.

City Hall mentioned its monitoring officer had recorded a ‘conduct matter’ in opposition to the Prime Minister – which means there may be info indicating a felony offence could have been dedicated.

But they mentioned this doesn’t imply it has been confirmed in any method and mentioned the conduct workplace should determine if an investigation is critical.

The IOPC offers with complaints in opposition to police forces in England and Wales.

Johnson’s outdated job because the capital’s Mayor, is the equal to being police and crime commissioner for London.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Vicki Couchman/REX (10421112b) Jennifer Arcuri meets Boris Johnson as part of Innotechsummit.com Google Hangout at Excel World Islamic Economic Forum, London, UK - 30 Oct 2013
Jennifer Arcuri meets Boris Johnson as a part of Innotechsummit.com Google Hangout at Excel (Picture:
Rex Features)

Johnson denies any wrongdoing and has beforehand mentioned he will co-operate with any investigation into his hyperlinks with Ms Arcuri by the meeting.

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He has beforehand refused to touch upon allegations he granted 1000’s of kilos in public funding to the American ex-model in addition to privileged entry to three of his international commerce missions.

Ms Arcuri’s firm Innotech first acquired £10,000 in sponsorship from a mayor organisation in 2013, it was reported.

She went on to win a £15,000 grant to encourage international entrepreneurs within the , earlier than her firm Hacker House was awarded a Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport £100,000 cyber-skills grant this yr.

A Downing Street spokesperson mentioned Boris Johnson, as Mayor of London, did ‘a huge amount of work’ promoting town to the world and ‘everything was done with propriety and in the normal way’.

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