Sunday, April 15, 2018

After felony arrest, Rochester's Judge Astacio suspended with pay

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Despite arrests, jail time and not showing up for work, Leticia Astacio continues to hold her position as a Rochester city court judge.

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.
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After felony arrest, Rochester's Judge Astacio suspended with pay


Finny said...

It's good she's suspended but I can't believe she's still getting paid. She is a poster cas for all that's wrong with the judiciary.

Barbara said...

The judiciary isn't even embarrassed, Finny, or they'd do something about her and would have done it long ago.