PORTLAND — A well-known Maine attorney and sports agent who pleaded guilty to federal money laundering charges has had his license to practice law suspended.

Saco attorney Gary Prolman’s law license was ordered suspended immediately under an order signed by Justice Donald Alexander of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Monday and received Wednesday by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.

The 52-year-old Prolman pleaded guilty in April in U.S. District Court to money laundering for handling about $177,000 that prosecutors say were proceeds from a client’s illegal marijuana smuggling business.

Prolman said he didn’t know his client was involved in drugs.

Prolman is scheduled to be sentenced in September. His lawyer said that they knew the suspension was coming and accept it.

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