Boris Johnson Free From Criminal Probing Over Relationship With Jennifer Arcuri


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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not face criminal probing following allegations of misconduct over his relationship with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said in a report that it found no evidence that Johnson favored U.S. tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri, who founded the Innotech Summit and Hacker House in 2014.

The IOPC started investigating last summer whether Johnson used his political position to unlawfully award financial benefits and access to Arcuri. Johnson was mayor of London between 2008 and 2016.

Arcuri’s company had received about $150,000 in public money for sponsorships and went along on trade missions with Johnson overseas.

IOPC Director General Michael Lockwood said in the statement: “We found no evidence to indicate that Mr. Johnson influenced the payment of any sponsorship monies to Ms. Arcuri or that he influenced or played an active part in securing her participation in trade missions,”

Johnson denied any wrongdoing, saying everything was done with full propriety and that there was no interest to declare.

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A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said: “We welcome the fact that this politically motivated complaint has been thrown out, Such vexatious claims of impropriety in office were untrue and unfounded.

“An independent review by the Government Internal Audit Agency similarly showed the claims made by the Labour Party were false. This was not a policing matter, and we consider this was a waste of police time.”

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