Judge Astacio Could Lose Her Job if She Skips Court Again

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been summoned to court again. She didn't show up on Tuesday for a court hearing Tuesday related to her drunken driving conviction. Now, she's accused of abandoning her elected office while still collecting a paycheck. According to 13WHAM, supervising judges have ordered Astacio, via a letter,back in Rochester by Monday. Her attorney, Ed Fiandach, told the court she has been in Thailand since May 3 and that she had indicated to him she would be in that country until August. That would equal an absence of roughly 13 weeks. It is policy that a judge who has held the job for fewer than five years receive 20 days of vacation.


Here are photos from Judge Astacio's Instagram account that were made public.  She has since deleted the photos. 



 


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