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Senior Canadian physician and hospital administrator wanted for fraud involving hospital contract arrested in Panama

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3572 (Published 31 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3572
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. 1Calgary

The former highly respected physician, academic, and hospital administrator Arthur T Porter—wanted by the Canadian authorities for fraud over the handling of a $C1.3bn (£0.83bn; €0.97bn; $1.26bn) hospital contract—has been arrested in Panama by Interpol.

Canadian authorities are seeking the extradition of Arthur Porter, who was arrested on 27 May 2013, and his wife Pamela Mattock Porter, who was arrested one day earlier, accused of laundering the proceeds of crime and conspiracy.

Quebec prosecutors charged Arthur Porter with fraud in February 2013, as well as conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud against the government, breach of trust, taking secret commissions, and …

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