The state Court of Appeals has suspended troubled Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio.
The move comes one day after Astacio was arrested on a felony charge of attempted criminal purchase of a weapon by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Astacio, who is still on probation for a drunk driving arrest two years ago, is accused of trying to buy a shotgun at a Dick Sporting Goods in Henrietta April 2nd. Store personnel made the decision not to sell the gun to her. Last weekend she posted on Facebook that it was her sister that tried to buy the gun. Her sister has denied Astacio’s statement.
Astacio has not reported to work over the past several months, will still continue to collect her 180-THOUSAND dollar annual salary while suspended.