Boris Johnson's ex-deputy charged with expenses fraud
A former deputy of London Mayor Boris Johnson appeared in court today charged with fraud over alleged misuse of his expenses.
Ian Clement, 44, who resigned from his post in June, declined to enter pleas to the five charges when he appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London.
Senior District Judge Timothy Workman adjourned the case until October 6.
Clement is on unconditional bail.
His lawyer, Jeremy Summers, said outside court: "Given that the matter is now with the court, it would not be appropriate for Mr Clement to make any further comment.
"He does, however, remain surprised that a publicly funded prosecution is being brought for meal expenses totalling £227."
Clement, from Crayford, Kent, was the mayor's deputy for government and external relations.
The charges, which were read to Clement, alleged that he falsely represented that he had incurred business entertainment expenses of varying amounts, using a Greater London Authority-issued credit card.
The Microsoft mogul told fans a few home truths during his Reddit AMA
Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
Boris Johnson claims porn-obsessed Islamic jihadists are 'literally w*****s'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Ball pool for adults opens in London
Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights