Judge Letecio Astacio has asked the court that she be censured and not removed. Astacio filed a reply brief to the court on Thursday. Her brief discloses Astacio's medical records that indicate Astacio was diagnosed with a mild alcohol abuse disorder, but that she complied with all court-ordered treatment. Astacio is scheduled to appeal the recommendation issued by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct to have her removed from the bench. Oral arguments are scheduled for September 5.
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