Judge Astacio Will Continue to Collect Pay

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio will continue to collect her pay. The Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday Judge Astacio will continue to be suspended with pay. Astacio was convicted of DWI in 2014.  Astacio's lawyer wrote a letter to the State Court of Appeals arguing Astacio's pay continue until her case is resolved.  Attorney Robert Julian argued that some members of the State Judicial Conduct Review Commission which recommended her removal from office made "prejudicial statements" during its hearing into Astacio's conduct. He argues that raises questions about their objectivity. The commission previously recommended Judge Astacio be removed from the bench because of her DWI conviction and her history of probation violations. It gave her 30 days to resign or file an appeal with the state's highest court.

 

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