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MONTREAL — The wife of alleged fraudster Arthur Porter has pleaded guilty to two counts of laundering the proceeds of crime.

Pamela Porter entered the pleas in a Montreal courtroom this afternoon.

One of the charges was related to helping her husband launder money from an alleged fraud of $22.5 million in a $1.3-billion supherhospital project in Montreal.

The other involved allegations she used some of that money to secure her bail in 2013.

A charge of conspiracy was dropped.

Arthur Porter is charged in the superhospital project and is in a Panamanian jail where he is fighting extradition to Canada.

He is the former head of the McGill University Health Centre and was once appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to head the Security Intelligence Review Committee, a CSIS watchdog group.

Police allege he accepted a bribe of several million dollars from former executives of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin for awarding the firm the hospital contract.

Porter denies committing any fraud and says money he accepted from the engineering firm was for separate work he had conducted.

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