The trouble for the embattled Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is not over, she still faces charges for trying to buy a shotgun earlier this month.
Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch has been named a special prosecutor in that case. Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran has assigned Porsch to prosecute the recent felony charge against the judge.
Astacio attempted to buy the gun at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Henrietta in violation of her probation. A store employee refused to sell her the gun. She then posted opn Facebook that it was her sister that tried to purchase the gun.
Judge Doran says he appointed Porsch because of conflicts in the case with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. Porsch will have to quickly get up-to-speed on the case as the next court date is set for Friday.
Astacio’s problems began when she was arrested for DWI in February 2016.