Private Prosecutor Marcus J Ball who has been financially backed by over 8000 people through crowdfunding (Credit: Sandra Vijandi Photography)
Today, at Westminster Magistrates Court, I Marcus J Ball, on behalf of the Prosecution, represented by Bankside Commercial Solicitors, and barristers Lewis Power QC, Colin Witcher and Anthony Eskander, have filed an application for a summons against the proposed defendant, Mr Boris Johnson MP.
The prosecution allege that Mr Johnson has committed 3 counts of misconduct in public office.
It is alleged that Mr Johnson acting as a Member of Parliament and as the Mayor of London made statements concerning the cost of European Union Membership, which were false, misleading and which abused public trust.
A District Judge will now consider the application for a summons. If the summons is issued, it will then be served upon Mr Johnson who will be required to appear before the court and indicate a plea of guilty or not guilty to the 3 charges.
I want to stress that it is for the Court to decide whether to issue a summons. Mr Johnson MP remains innocent unless proven guilty and I should remind those reporting this case to report it in a way that does not interfere with the proper administration of justice I should also stress, it is not the intention of this prosecution to stop or delay Brexit on 29th March 2019.
The prosecution believes that the evidence demonstrates Mr Johnson MP has lied to the British public in his positions as both M.P and Mayor of London and in so doing has abused the public’s trust in these offices.