PORTLAND — Anthony Sineni III, an attorney based in the city, will not be able to practice law for nine months, beginning July 1.

Sineni’s suspension by the state Board of Overseers is the result of a Feb. 19 agreement between Sineni and the board on multiple counts of misconduct dating to 2014, including convictions for disorderly conduct and violating conditions of release. 

The board also concluded Sineni “violated multiple rules of professional conduct” for competence, scope of representation, work with trust accounts and safeguarding client property, fairness and expediting litigation.

The sanction order, signed by Maine Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Donald G. Alexander on April 8, shelves Sineni’s license for two years, with 15 months suspended. 

Before being reinstated Sineni must repay the board $12,000 for its investigation costs, reimburse the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection for any claims due to his actions, and submit to a professional monitoring program.

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