Friday, October 25, 2013

MLA not resigning despite prostitution charge

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Mike Allen will continue his political career, despite being caught up in a prostitution sting, and will return to the Alberta Legislature on Monday as an Independent MLA.

Allen, a rookie MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, left the Progressive Conservative party after he was arrested in a prostitution sting during a government trip to St. Paul, Minn., on July 15. He has been charged with soliciting prostitution, a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota.

"I will devote this time to serving my constituents and their unique needs to the best of my ability. I expect to be held to a higher standard as a result of my previous action," Allen stated.  (more...)

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