Judge On Probation For Previous Conviction Faces New Charge
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An embattled New York judge has been indicted on a weapons charge while she remains on probation for a drunken driving conviction.
Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was indicted Tuesday on the felony charge in Monroe County. The Democrat and Chronicle reports Astacio is accused of trying to purchase a shotgun at a sporting goods store in Henrietta.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct previously recommended that Astacio be removed. New York's highest court is weighing her future.
The judge has not heard cases since her 2016 arrest. The terms of Astacio's probation prohibit her from possessing a firearm.
Her arraignment is expected next week.
Astacio's attorney, Mark Foti, says the indictment is "inconsistent with the law."
Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com