Astacio Files Her Defense Brief

Suspended Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio's attorney says she should be censured for her conduct, but not fired.

A 42-page legal brief filed today (Thu) says the Judicial Conduct Commission ruling that Astacio should be removed from the bench should be set aside. It gives three main reasons:

  • It says the commission's hearing was unfair, because information not in evidence was introduced.

  • It says Judge Astacio has acknowledged her inappropriate conduct.

  • And it says Astacio's conduct doesn't warrant the "career death sentence" of dismissal from the bench.

The State Court of Appeals will hear Judge Astacio's appeal in September. 

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