https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/22/legal-pa ... s-8719602/A prosecution against Boris Johnson for ‘lies’ told during his Brexit campaign has moved a step closer after legal papers were lodged. The Vote Leave figurehead is accused of ‘abusing public trust’ over claims the UK sends £350,000,000 a week to Brussels. On Friday, private prosecutor Marcus J Ball filed papers at court, claiming three offences of misconduct in public office against the former London Mayor.
"Legal papers lodged against Boris Johnson over his big red Brexit bus ‘lies’.
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/brexitjusticeprosecutionA crowdfunded private prosecution case against Mr Boris Johnson MP has been given its first date in court.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court has ruled that Ball V Johnson’s first court appearance will take place on May 14th at 2pm.
The first hearing will be held in private with a second, public hearing, set to occur either immediately afterwards or in the following few days.
Marcus J Ball, 29, private prosecutor, took his case against Mr Johnson to Westminster Magistrates’ Court on February 22nd 2019.
He has accused Mr Johnson of abusing public trust in his office as Mayor of London and Member of Parliament by intentionally misleading the public with regards to how much money the UK spends on EU membership.
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“The court has determined that a public hearing will take place on Thursday May 23 at this court, at which the judge will consider the application to issue a summons against the proposed defendant, Mr Boris Johnson MP, for the offence of misconduct in a public office.”