DETROIT (WWJ) – The former head of the Detroit Medical Center has been arrested in Panama–in connection with criminal charges in Montreal.

Fifty-six-year old Arthur Porter was picked up Sunday on an international arrest warrant along with his wife, Pamela Porter.

Authorities allege Porter took bribe money to approve a $1.3 billion contract at McGill University Health Center in Quebec where he was the administrator for several years.

His wife is accused of conspiracy and money laundering.

Porter who lead the DMC from 1993 to 2004 reportedly has stage four cancer and told authorities weeks ago he was too ill to travel.

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