Commission Files Brief on Judge Astacio

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The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has filed its argument to have Judge Leticia Astacio fired with the court that will hear her appeal in Albany.

The commission filed a 61-page legal brief with the Court of Appeals, summarizing its investigation into her alleged misconduct and its conclusion that she should be removed from the Rochester City Court bench. It includes six charges covering incidents in which Judge Astacio's content was called into question, starting with her drunk driving arrest in February of 2016.  

Two charges cover her handling of cases before her, and the remaining two cover her violating the terms of her conditional discharge on the DWI complaint.

The filing concludes that Astacio "irretrievably damaged public confidence in her ability to serve as a judge." 

Astacio will argue her case to keep her job on September 5th.

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