As Mayor of London (2008-2016), Johnson allegedly favored an American girlfriend, Jennifer Arcuri. He would have credited her tech company with more than 140,000 euros in government money.
Politicians argue that by postponing the decision whether there should be a criminal investigation, it seems that Johnson is being protected from unwelcome headlines in the run-up to the December elections.
Jennifer Arcuri from Innotech.
Ⓒ Hollandse Hoogte
If Johnson were found guilty of office abuse, he could receive a life sentence. He has denied that he has done anything wrong.
It is not clear what the relationship between Johnson and the former Arcuri model meant. She is said to have circulated in the US that she was having an affair with Johnson.
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