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Astacio appeals Judicial Conduct Commission ruling to remove her as judge

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio filed an appeal Wednesday to appeal the decision by the Commission on Judicial Conduct to remove her from the bench. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio filed an appeal Wednesday to appeal the decision by the Commission on Judicial Conduct to remove her from the bench.

Astacio's attorney, Robert Julian, sent a letter to the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals to request a review of the decision.

The Commission announced its decision on April 23.

Now that the appeal has been submitted, the judges will review it and decide whether or not to hear the case. If they do take it up, it can take up to five months for a decision.

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The New York State Court of Appeals suspended Astacio with pay last month. She submitted a letter to the state's highest court, recommending why she should continue to draw her $187,200 annual salary while she is suspended. On May 8, her letter was affirmed and her suspension remains in place with pay.

Her current term expires on December 31, 2024.

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