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MLA Mike Allen pays back cost of taxpayer funded trip

The Premier’s media relations spokesperson Stefan Baranski says on twitter that Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen repaid the cost of the taxpayer funded trip

Baranski says it cost $2,061.44.

According to City TV Edmonton, Premier Alison Redford called Allen’s action “disgusting.”

A decision from U.S. prosecutors on whether to charge Allen on a possible gross misdemeanor charge is expected by tomorrow.

Depending on the specifics, the MLA could face a minimum $1,500 U.S. fine, or a max of a year in a low security jail and a $3,000 fine.

Allen was arrested on suspicion in engaging in prostitution while south of the border attending the Council of State Governments Midwest.

July 18th, 2013