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Maine's former top drug prosecutor loses law license after fleeing child pornography conviction

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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's former top drug prosecutor __ who fled to New Mexico after being convicted of child pornography charges — has lost his law license.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a court order in which it agreed with the Board of Bar Examiners that James Cameron should lose his right to practice law. His license already had been suspended.

Cameron is currently appealing his nearly 16-year sentence, which includes two additional years because he sparked a nationwide manhunt when he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled in 2012. He evaded capture for nearly three weeks before being arrested at an Albuquerque convenience store.

The 52-year-old Cameron once led the state's drug prosecutions, and served as an assistant attorney general for 18 years, before being fired in 2008.

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