PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine lawyer who initiated a failed 2008 referendum effort to build a casino in western Maine has been suspended from practicing law for the second time this year.

According to the Sun Journal, Seth Carey of Rumford was given a two-month suspension on Tuesday.

The order was signed by Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Andrew Mead and is retroactive to Aug. 1. However, Carey remains under suspension until he is reinstated by the Board of Overseers of the Bar.< Carey also was ordered to enter a program that helps impaired lawyers and judges. Carey was suspended last March following allegations of unethical behavior and incompetence. In the latest complaint, a woman alleged Carey physically abused her puppy in a fit of anger.