NASSAU, Bahamas — Managing director of The Cancer Centre in The Bahamas, Dr Arthur Porter, has been detained by Panamanian authorities, along with his wife Pamela, several months after Quebec police announced they wanted to charge him in connection with the province’s ongoing corruption scandals, the Canadian press reported on Monday night.
Back in February, Canadian authorities issued an arrest warrant for Porter and four other men.
Porter, who said he was diagnosed with cancer in January, is an oncologist. He is a permanent resident of The Bahamas.
He told The Nassau Guardian in March he was too weak to travel.
Porter, along with Yanai Elbaz, Jeremy Morris, Riadh Ben Aissa and Pierre Duhaime, are wanted in connection with 24 counts of fraud.
Porter is wanted in connection with fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud against the government, embezzlement, breach of trust, secret commissions and laundering proceeds of crime, according to Anne-Frédérick Laurence, Quebec’s anti-corruption unit press liaison.
She said in February the fraud counts are related to business dealings the men made with McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Porter was CEO of the MUHC from 2004 to 2011