But, following her latest arrest, she has been suspended with pay by the Court of Appeals.
Astacio was arrested Tuesday after deputies say she attempted to buy a gun at Dick's Sporting Goods in Henrietta. Under the terms of her probation, Astacio is restricted from owning a firearm.
She is charged with attempted criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon -- a felony. Astacio has previously served jail time following a drunk driving conviction.
As result of the felony charge, News 8 is told the state Court of Appeals has the authority to suspend the judge without pay.
Astacio takes home a six-figure salary, recently got a mandated raise and continues to collect her paycheck despite not showing up for work. According to Judge Craig Doran, who is Astacio's supervisor, she has only been in the Hall of Justice once since August 31.
Judge Doran says he has done everything he can do in his power to deal with the situation. But, Astacio can only be removed from her ten-year term by a decision by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Full Article & Source:BREAKING: Judge Leticia Astacio has been suspended with pay by the Court of Appeals. pic.twitter.com/J2WFwp5R7i— News 8 - WROC-TV (@News_8) April 11, 2018
After felony arrest, Rochester's Judge Astacio suspended with pay