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For Immediate Release

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December 02, 2012 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 938-7550
Prosecutor Prosecuted

Albuquerque, NM – United States Marshals from the South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force arrested former Maine State Prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General, James Cameron, in Albuquerque earlier today. United States Marshals from Maine’s Violent Offender Task Force developed information Cameron was in New Mexico. Deputies in Maine immediately sent the information to NM and the search for Cameron in the Albuquerque metro area began. Cameron was observed by Deputies entering a local store in the 6000 block of Coors Blvd NW, on Albuquerque’s Westside. U. S. Marshals surrounded the store and the former Prosecutor was taken into custody after exiting the restroom; ending his coast to coast attempt to flee from justice.

Cameron had been convicted of Possession of Child Pornography and was released from federal prison pending a Federal Circuit Court appeal. On November 14th, Cameron, who was on court ordered monitoring is believed to have fled the state of Maine. On November 15th, a warrant was issued for Cameron’s arrest for violation of conditions of release. The former state prosecutor for Maine is facing 16 years in federal prison for his part in Trafficking in Child Pornography.

Cameron was booked into the Sandoval County Detention Center and will be seen in the United States District Court of New Mexico prior to his extradition to Maine.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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