(2009) Conservative Deputy Mayor Ian Clement -to FACE FRAUD ENQUIRY

Scotland Yard today opened a fraud inquiry into allegations that one of Boris Johnson's key deputies misused his corporate credit card.

Detectives will question Ian Clement over claims revealed by the Standard that he used his City Hall expenses to entertain his 23-year-old lover — but said he was buying meals for Tory councillors. He could face jail if convicted of an offence of fraud or of misconduct in public office.

Mr Clement, 44, dramatically quit on Monday after City Hall admitted there were serious “discrepancies” in his expense claims. Then the Standard revealed how Mr Clement falsely claimed for three restaurant meals he said were with Tory council leaders — all of whom denied being present.

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