Pamela Porter pleads guilty to money laundering
Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:22PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:42PM EST
The wife of the former head of the MUHC has cut a deal with prosecutors for her part in the $22-million MUHC fraud case.
Pamela Porter, who is married to former director general and CEO of the MUHC Arthur Porter, pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering Thursday afternoon at the Montreal courthouse.
Her plea is related to the awarding of the contract for the MUHC superhospital to SNC-Lavalin.
She was accused of money laundering, conspiracy, and using the proceeds of crime to pay for her $250,000 bail bond while awaiting trial, but the conspiracy charges were dropped on Thursday.
The judge immediately sentenced her to serve 24 more months in jail, along with 12 months of probation and 240 hours of community service.
A publication ban has been granted on much of the details in the case.