Judge Astacio could go to jail as early as Monday
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A seventh violation of probation has been filed against embattled Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio.
Ontario County Assistant District attorney Zach Maurer confirmed Friday morning that there has been, "an amended violation of probation filed that includes new allegations against Ms. Astacio."
Court paperwork states that on September 29, Astacio told her probation officer that, "she would not pick up a travel permit when she travels."
On October 4, Astacio told her probation officer that, "she had business in Syracuse starting on October 17, but that she would be leaving earlier to prepare." Court documents state that her probation officer directed her to give her officer specific dates of travel and an address where she would be staying.
On October 15, Astacio allegedly left Monroe County without telling anyone in the probation office and traveled to del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County. This information was confirmed by data from her ignition interlock device.
The probation officer then called Astacio on the morning on October 16. Paperwork states that Astacio, "apologized for not providing specific information prior to travel and did give the address of where she was staying."
The conditions of Astacio's probation mandate that she remain in Monroe County unless she is granted prior permission to leave from the court or her probation officer.
This is in addition to three separate allegations of probation violations, one in which Astacio is alleged to have left Monroe County to travel to del Lago Resort & Casino in September and another in July when her ankle monitor registered a 0.127 BAC. This came after probation officers say Astacio failed to plug in the base unit of her alcohol monitoring device and another instance in which she claims to have used a foot peel with alcohol-containing ingredients.
Astacio is scheduled to be arraigned at her next court appearance on Monday, October 23 at 2 p.m.
Greg Salmon, Astacio's attorney, told 13WHAM News, "any allegations of violations of the terms of her sentence will be addressed," at her next court appearance.
Employees at the Hall of Justice in Rochester confirmed Astacio has not been at work since August 31, citing a doctor's note. She is still receiving her $174,000 annual salary.
The NYS Judicial Conduct Commission has an open case on Astacio. They are scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 26, three days after Astacio's arraignment hearing. It is possible they will rule on her case.