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UPDATE: Mike Allen releases statement - Charges laid against MLA Mike Allen

UPDATE: Statement from Mike Allen’s office:

I am aware via media sources a gross misdemeanor charge has been laid by the State of Minnesota as expected. I am awaiting receipt of the documents so that I may review them with legal counsel and determine a course of action by the end of next week. I will of course comply with all requests made by the State. I would like to reiterate my apology to my family, my friends, my constituents, my colleagues, my staff, and to all Albertans for the embarrassment I have caused. I accept full responsibility for my actions.

July 19, 2013


UPDATE: Warning: Explicit content included.

The Statement of Probable Cause was written by St. Paul Police and submitted to City Attorney Sara Grewing, and brings to light some of the details of last Monday night.

The statement says that police conducted a “John sweep” of St. Paul, by posting a fake advertisement on the website www.backpage.com.

At about 7:24, police say Allen called the undercover officer, where he got the address of the motel the sting was being conducted at, and arrived in a limo at about 8:00.

The statement then says he entered the motel room, agreed to pay $200 in exchange for sex with two women for one hour, before putting the cash on the counter.

That’s when police say other officers came into the room, and made the arrest.

According to Minnesota state law, a motel is considered a public place.

July 19, 2013


Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen has been officially charged after he was arrested in Minnesota on Monday night.

US Prosecuters have charged him with solicitation of prostitution, which is a gross misdeameanour charge that could carry anything from a fine to a year of jail time.

He’ll appear in St. Paul court on September 30th.

Allen responded to an online ad while attending a conference in Minnesota, where he met with two undercover police officers posing as prostitutes.

He has officially resigned from the PC Caucus, but is still an MLA, sitting as an independent.

July 19, 2013