Disgraced MLA Mike Allen back in caucus after prostitution charges

Mike Allen's booking shot. SUPPLIED

Mike Allen's booking shot. SUPPLIED

Vincent McDermott, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:29 PM ET

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. ─ Nearly one year after leaving the PC caucus for prostitution charges, Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen is no longer an opposition MLA.

PC MLAs voted to let Allen return on Monday morning, during caucus meetings in Calgary.

“I recognize, and still recognize, I let down a lot of people and have work to do to regain the trust of many,” he said. “I think the last year has been quite a learning year. I continued to work hard for the constituency and I will continue to focus on the constituency.”

Allen left the party after he was arrested in a prostitution sting during a government trip to St. Paul, Minn., on July 15.

According to St. Paul Police Department and City Attorney’s office, Allen arrived at the hotel and agreed to pay $200 for an hour of sexual intercourse with two women. Allen placed the cash on the counter and began removing his jacket. That’s when an undercover officer signalled police to enter the room and arrest him.


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