Ian Clement charged with fraud

Ian Clement, one of Boris Johnson’s former Deputy Mayors, has been charged with five counts of fraud “in connection with alleged misuse of expenses.”

Clement was forced to resign in June over allegations that he used his City Hall corporate credit card to pay for private meals and groceries.

Adam Bienkov at Tory Troll has the full story, including the statement issued by the Metropolitan Police, and a statement from Clement’s lawyer in the Bexley Times who accuses the Crown Prosecution Service of “political expediency” for deciding to prosecute. 

However, Conservative London Assembly Member James Cleverly has blogged this saying that “it is absolutely right that he has been charged.”

Paul Waugh says in the London Evening Standard that “Boris will need this one like a hole in the head”.

No word yet, however, from the Mayor himself.

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