Judge Leticia Astacio Arrested On Felony Charges After Sister Outs Her

Disgraced Rochester Judge Leticia Astacio has been arrested on felony charges. (Photo from prior court appearance)

Rochester, NY – Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been arrested on gun charges, just days after employees at a Dick’s Sporting Goods store refused to sell her a shotgun.

Astacio, 36, was taken into custody at her residence on Tuesday, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) said in a press release.

She was arraigned on a class E felony count of Attempted Criminal Purchase or Disposal of a Weapon, and was released on her own recognizance by Ontario County Court Justice William Kocher, the MCSO said.

According to court documents, the disgraced judge presented Henrietta Dick's employees with her driver’s license on Apr.2, while she attempted to buy a Maverick 88 12 gauge shotgun, WHEC reported.

Investigators learned that Astacio had actually first attempted to purchase a weapon at another Dick’s location in nearby Greece. She became upset when her request was denied, and told employees at the Greece location that she would simply acquire the shotgun at another store.

The employees alerted their counterpart at the Henrietta location regarding the incident with Astacio.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Astacio was spotted inside the Henrietta store by an employee, who notified management.

Astacio eventually requested to speak with the store manager at the gun counter, and demanded to know why her attempts to purchase a weapon were being denied.

She was repeatedly told that Dick’s reserved the right to refuse service to anyone at any of their locations, WHEC reported.

According to her court-ordered probation conditions, Astacio is “prohibited from possessing a firearm, dangerous weapon, or noxious substance.”

As news of the thwarted purchase spread, Astacio took to social media, and claimed that the woman who attempted to buy the gun was actually her sister.

“They thought she was me,” Astacio said in the since-deleted Facebook video, according to WHEC.

“I really don’t like guns,” Astacio noted in the video. “Now, it would make sense to me for me to purchase a gun, because these psychopaths threaten me regularly. I get death threats daily.”

However her sister took to Facebook to point out that not only has she never been to Dick's, but unlike Judge Astacio, she has a valid gun permit.

Astacio has retained her employment as a judge, despite being arrested for drunk driving on Feb. 16, 2016.

Her defiant antics, smug demeanor, and arrogant outbursts have been commonplace during her multiple appearances in relation to violations of her sentence.

As a judge, Astacio has been banned from the courtroom and the secure area of the Hall of Justice since mid-July of 2017, WHEC reported.

Since that time, the chief judge had instructed her to work inside the law library on the Hall of Justice’s fifth floor.

According to Spectrum News, Doran said that Astacio was scheduled to review landlord-tenant matters, conduct legal research, and to perform office duties from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Astacio then provided a doctor’s note, which excused her from having to report to work due to the negative impact her work conditions were having on her health.

According to WHEC, Doran sent Astacio a letter on Feb. 23, and directed her to come to work at the Hall of Justice at 9 a.m. on Feb 26.

Astacio failed to comply with Doran’s directive, but did come to the office on Feb. 27. She left after several hours, however, and never returned, Doran told Spectrum News.

According to Spectrum News, Astacio recently issued an open letter to Doran on her Facebook page. The post appeared to have since been deleted.

In the letter, Astacio claimed to have been mentally harmed by the “hostile” work environment at Rochester City Court. She complained that she had been required to access the building through backdoor metal detectors, and that no other employees were required to do the same.

Astacio has continued to collect her $175,500 salary during her jail time and absence from the court. Effective Apr. 1, she and other city judges across New York State received a pay hike, which increased Astacio’s grossly-undeserved salary to $187,200, the Democrat & Chronicle reported.

Astacio’s term will expire in 2024, according to WHEC.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 3, MCSO reported.

Comments (38)
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RunCop
RunCop

Ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaa...black lives splatter !

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

And they release her yet again!!!!!!! Holy cow!

Marxest
Marxest

Runcop is a white devil.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop = equinsu ocha

Propolice
Propolice

It’s a disgrace to our judicial system to leave her on the bench unless the bench is in a prison cell.

JBo
JBo

$187K a year for doing nothing. Is New York great or what?

LomzLaw
LomzLaw

and yet she's still employed and released

starboard1
starboard1

This is an example how the NY tax payers are being raped.

Betts122
Betts122

This loser is a disgrace to the Judicial Courts System. Since she is a felon she should not collect a salary and she should be fired. There is only one reason she is keeping her job. She should no longer keep the position as a judge. Astacio is well acquainted with the jail cell.

GMMiller
GMMiller

This idiot needs to be disbarred and she should be made to pay back any pay she's received since this all started.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I was frequently called the blue eyed devil when I tried to do my job. I found that some people hated to obey laws and thought those laws were only for white people. Why is that?

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Why can't they get rid of her sooner than 2024. There must be something that would disbar her for misconduct or conduct unbecoming........... Ridiculous.

WalterL48
WalterL48

She should have been fired years ago!!!! Disbar her too!

2A SUPPORTER
2A SUPPORTER

Why, after several releases is she being released AGAIN !!!! If this were you or I , our asses would be placed in jail until trial because of so many damn breaches of the Courts agreements.

Patriotdave
Patriotdave

I'm sure the prison system could use a judge to sit on cases between prisoners. There are plenty of 'jailhouse lawyers'; make her a 'jailhouse judge'. HAH!!! I kill myself! I am so witty! (jk)

HolmWrecker
HolmWrecker

Women who have actually been raped would disagree with your ignorant, shallow comment. Words mean things.

CPNY
CPNY

You are 100% correct, and don't for a second think this is the only case where State employees are basically working a no show job. Her problem is that she drew attention to herself. If she had laid low it would have just about gone away. Hopefully now the tit will run dry for her little scam and be followed up by some serious Prison time. Hard time...none of this halfway house rehab job is waiting for you crap.

jmark98rn
jmark98rn

Why was she denied the right to purchase a gun? A shotgun at that?

DWayne63
DWayne63

To Felicia Astacio: You acted correctly. Honorably. Well done Ma'am. I know it wasn't easy. But it was RIGHT!. Well done.

RunCop
RunCop

Marxshit lives splatter!

SheilaMc
SheilaMc

According to her court-ordered probation conditions, Astacio is “prohibited from possessing a firearm, dangerous weapon, or noxious substance.”

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common denominator and is baby daddy Marxshit....do you two communicate through clicks and clacks or drums?

Littlegoriller
Littlegoriller

Words have many meanings, even if you choose to only accept one...

natalien555
natalien555

she's on probation...it's a violation of her probation for a DUI conviction.

Bombdog
Bombdog

Astacio has continued to collect her $175,500 salary during her jail time and absence from the court. Effective Apr. 1, she and other city judges across New York State received a pay hike, which increased Astacio’s grossly-undeserved salary to $187,200, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. this bites my ass...

BlueLineGuy
BlueLineGuy

You have to be a complete idiot to make a statement like that. REALLY? You seriously can’t be that ignorant.

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

Figurative rape and literal rape are two wholly different things. It’s sad that was lost on you and even more sad that you actually tried to have a lucid thought. Next time you feel the need to play social justice warrior, please just hit yourself in the forehead with a stick and jar yourself back into reality.

BurgessKrell
BurgessKrell

Just another case of a two-bit judge thinking she is above the law.

scythefwd
scythefwd

She hasnt been convicted yet, shes only charge with it if I read the article right. The prohibition on ownership and purchase doesn't come into play until after you are CONVICTED of a crime with a max punishment of 1 year or more.. not arraigned for it.

deplorableme
deplorableme

I love how the left was all giddy when Dick's was banning guns but now the snowflake Judge has been triggered...LOL

tufstuf
tufstuf

watched the live interview, after the verdict was handed down. She simply will not take responsiblity for her actions. In addition, i hope Uncle Sam gets the video as she stated..." prarphrasingshe made more money as an attorney, she was paid a lot of times in cash". does this mean she did not file all of her "earnings" when process ing her tax returns??? remember she beleives she is ABOVE the law!

tufstuf
tufstuf

Did they cut off her salary yet? i read somewhere where that does not happen simultaneously w/the dismissal, but i am not sure. she also can't get a reputable lawyer or law firm in Rochester to represent her because of all her shenanegans. she divorced her husband so i can't phanthom that she was emotional charged by it. what a narcisist!

majicke
majicke

She was refused because it was a violation of her probation, according to the same newspaper sourced in the above article-I don't know what for, but probation commonly includes being unable to possess weapons during their probation (if not afterwards, as well).