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Boris Johnson faces court hearing for Brexit 'lies': judge

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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister, must attend court over allegations that he knowingly lied during campaigning for the Brexit referendum, a judge announced Wednesday.
Johnson, the former foreign secretary, will be summoned to appear before a London court to face allegations of misconduct in public office, judge Margot Coleman said in a written decision.
The private prosecution is being brought over the 2016 claim that Britain sends 350 million pounds (USD 440 million) a week to the European Union.

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 4:20 PM IST

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