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Wed May 29, 2019, 06:39 AM

Boris Johnson, favorite to be Britain's next PM, to face court for alleged Brexit lies

Source: CNN

Boris Johnson, favorite to be Britain's next PM, to face court for alleged Brexit lies

By Sheena McKenzie
Updated 1102 GMT (1902 HKT) May 29, 2019

London (CNN) The leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as British Prime Minister has been ordered to appear in court to face allegations he lied to the public during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

A judge at Westminster Magistrate's Court in London ordered that Boris Johnson, a former UK foreign secretary, must face a private summons on three counts of misconduct in public office.

Johnson, who was the high-profile face of the Leave campaign, is accused of falsely claiming that Britain's membership of the European Union cost 350 million ($442 million) a week.

The claim was plastered on the side of a bus that toured Britain during the tightly fought campaign that resulted in a 52% vote in favor of the UK leaving the EU.

"Having considered all the relevant factors I am satisfied that this is a proper case to issue the summons as requested for the three offenses as drafted," wrote Judge Margot Coleman.

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Wed May 29, 2019, 07:02 AM

1. Lock HIm Up in The Tower!

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