Arthur Porter wants out of prison

Fugitive former MUHC Director-General Arthur Porter wants to get out of a Panamanian prison and into a hospital.

In a letter, published in the Panamanian newspaper La Estrella this week, Porter claims to have received no medical care in the ten months he has spent behind bars and says he needs to be transferred to a hospital  to be treated for his self-diagnosed Stage 4 lung cancer.

Porter claims the cancer has spread to his  lymphatic system , liver and pelvis.

In the letter , Porter also complains about prison conditions describing them as inhumane run by people with no respect for human life.

Porter and his wife Pamela were arrested in May of 2013 when they flew to Panama from their home in the Bahamas.

Porter faces charges of  fraud, conspiracy to commit government fraud, abuse of trust, secret commissions and laundering the proceeds of a crime related to the construction of the super-hospital.

He is continuing to fight his extradition.

Pamela Porter was returned to Montreal.

She has been charged with conspiracy and laundering the proceeds of crime and remains free on bail.

Read his letter (in Spanish) here:

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  1. Joseph posted on 03/27/2014 08:21 AM
    He should stop the fight for extradition and get back to Canada and get medical treatment. Better in jail in Canada then dead.
  2. markR posted on 03/27/2014 08:37 AM
    The choice is simple, you either come back to Canada and face the justice system here or you stay where you are and face the panamanian justice system.
  3. Joe posted on 03/27/2014 09:04 AM
    If indeed he does have this disease let him come here and die in the 3rd world hospital he has created at the MUHC with his greed for money.
  4. clint posted on 03/27/2014 10:05 AM
    Hey Porter !.....Karma's a bitch aint she.
  5. Murray posted on 03/28/2014 08:11 AM
    "Porter also complains about prison conditions describing them as inhumane run by people with no respect for human life."

    I guess that he does not enjoy being with his own kind.
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