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Boris Johnson investigated for conflict of interest

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Boris Johnson investigated for conflict of interest

The city of London has called for the opening of an investigation by Prime Minister Conservative Boris Johnson on suspicion of a conflict of interest when he was mayor of London, benefiting an American businesswoman between 2008 and 2016.

The businesswoman and former model Jennifer Arcuri, 34, will have received 126,000 pounds (141,000 euros) in public money and had privileged access to foreign business travel and sponsorship, according to The Sunday Times. .

The current head of government has participated on four occasions as guest speaker on behalf of Arcuri's company and was a close friend of the businesswoman, who frequently visited his home, according to the newspaper.

The city of London reported today that it had asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate whether entrepreneur Arcuri benefited from her then relationship with the mayor.

In a statement, the municipality of London, led by Labor leader Sadiq Khan, says it has "information that a crime could have been committed," although "it does not mean that it is proven at all."

A Downing Street spokesman denied any conflict of interest in this case: "The prime minister, as mayor of London, has done a tremendous amount of work to sell our capital around the world," said the source, who said that "Everything was done correctly and in the normal way."

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