|Jonathan Duhamel with ex-girlfriend, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse. (File)
LONGUEUIL, QUE. - A woman admitted Friday to planning the beating and robbery of her ex-boyfriend, world poker champ Jonathan Duhamel, at his Montreal-area home last December.
Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, 21, pleaded guilty to robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy. She is expected to be sentenced later on Friday.
She had faced a string of charges after Duhamel was beaten and tied up in his condo.
The Crown says two of the woman's co-conspirators entered Duhamel's home to commit the robbery but that Rojas-Latraverse hatched the plot and deserved to face the same charges.
The Crown says she took advantage of her past relationship with Duhamel to pass information to alleged accomplices.
The attackers stole $160,000 in cash, a $10,000 Rolex watch and Duhamel's custom-made 2010 World Series of Poker bracelet.
He won $8.9 million US after becoming the first Canadian ever to win the prestigious poker tournament.
Aside from Duhamel's ex-girlfriend, four men have been arrested in the case, including a 21-year-old man who was picked up Wednesday in Gatineau, Que., on suspicion of driving the getaway car.
Another man was arrested late last year after he was allegedly caught wearing the poker champ's Rolex watch.
Rojas-Latraverse's lawyer, Sarah Desabrais, denied Friday that her client pleaded guilty to get a reduced sentence after spending almost the entire year behind bars.
The lawyer insists the defendant entered the plea to clear her conscience but Crown attorney Nancy Delorme wasn't as charitable.
"She could have done (the plea) at the beginning of the process, but better late than never," Delorme said.
The Crown has said Duhamel can recover the stolen money.
Authorities seized a "significant amount" of euros and Canadian dollars during the police operation that led to the arrest of Rojas-Latraverse's alleged accomplices.
Anthony Bourque, 20, and John Clark-Lemay, 23, face a separate trial.