Boris Johnson's model friend in the watchdog trial center was invited to meet Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace and & # 39; expected to receive more money for her business upon receipt & # 39;
- Jennifer Arcuri made the comments after the D5 summit of & # 39; digital governments & # 39;
- Allegedly she told friends that she believed her business would get more investment
- But Innotech Network was not one of the nine that were formally invited to the 2014 event
Boris Johnson's model friend was invited to meet Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace and expected to get more money for her business after the reception.
Jennifer Arcuri revealed to friends after attending a D5 summit of & # 39; digital governments & # 39; that she believed her business would get an investment boost, according to the Mirror.
But her company Innotech Network was not listed as one of the nine formally invited to the 2014 event, a response to a Commons question confirmed.
Boris Johnson & # 39; s model friend Jennifer Arcuri (pictured together) was invited to meet Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace and & # 39; expected to get more money for her business after the reception & # 39;
It has not been determined how she received an invitation to the palace.
Mrs. Arcuri's company received £ 11,500 sponsorship from the then mayor promotion office of the then mayor of London, Mr. Johnson.
The Greater London Authority said tonight that its supervisory officer was a & # 39; conduct case & # 39; against Mr. Johnson on allegations that Mrs. Arcuri received favorable treatment because they were friends.
The move was greeted with anger on Downing Street, who denounced the referral as a & # 39; nude political work & # 39; on the eve of the Tory Party conference in Manchester.
Jennifer Arcuri revealed to friends after attending a D5 summit of & # 39; digital governments & # 39; that she believed her business would get an investment boost. Pictured: The Duke of York
Johnson said earlier that he would cooperate in an investigation, but denied misconduct.
34-year-old Mrs. Arcuri went on three foreign trade journeys after the mayor of London intervened when she had not met the criteria for participating in the journeys, The Sunday Times claimed.
Johnson refused to answer questions about this relationship with Mrs. Arcuri – he only emphasized that money that was distributed while he was mayor, with & # 39; extreme decency & # 39; Was rewarded.
Mrs. Arcuri's other company Hacker House is also in the spotlight, as an investigation was started into how it received £ 100,000 from the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport last year.
Culture Minister Matt Warman told the House of Commons on Wednesday that the company got the money because it was registered in Britain.
But in October of last year, Ms. Arcuri applied for the money that the taxpayer financed using a UK address – according to the couple who lived at least a month after moving to the United States.
More than half of the £ 100,000 grant to Hacker House is frozen while a grant review is being carried out.
The company, now run from California, was registered on a British telephone number, but that does not go to an American call center.
It has not been established how Mrs. Arcuri (photo) was invited to the 2014 Buckingham Palace event
It also had £ 84,972 in assets last year and had a debt to Mrs. Arcuri for an amount of £ 713,354 under an & # 39; interest-free loan & # 39; for her own company.
In 2016, Hacker House asked young hackers to help develop & # 39; cyber skill badges as requested and prepared for the Duke of York & # 39 ;.
It is supposed to be linked to the Prince's iDEA badges – which looks at digital literacy.
Mrs Arcuri did not deal with the trip to the palace.
Buckingham Palace could not be contacted for comment.
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