Alberta MLA formally charged in prostitution sting while on business in U.S.

An Alberta politician has been formally charged with paying for prostitutes south of the border in Minnesota.

EDMONTON — An Alberta politician has been formally charged with paying for prostitutes south of the border in Minnesota.

Mike Allen, member of the legislature for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, was arrested Monday during a police sting in St. Paul.

A court document shows Allen faces a gross misdemeanour charge of solicitation of prostitution.

The 51-year-old is to appear in St. Paul court in September.

Allen, a single father of grown children, has resigned from the governing Progressive Conservative caucus but has not given up his seat in the legislature.

Premier Alison Redford says she is “disgusted” by his conduct but it’s up to the people living in his riding to decide whether he should stay on.

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