London garden bridge: accusation of conflict of interest over public funds
Senior official secured £7m funding while working for TfL, before moving to engineering firm behind the controversial project
London’s troubled garden bridge project has been accused of benefiting from a significant conflict of interest after it emerged that a senior official helped win millions of pounds of public money for the project after accepting a job with the engineering company behind it.
Richard de Cani, at the time head of planning for Transport for London, played a key role in securing £7m in additional funding from his organisation and the Department for Transport last February.
Source: Guardian Transport