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Astacio's attorney files new brief

June 22, 2018 06:33 AM

A new brief was filed Thursday by Rochester Judge Leticia Astacio's attorney.

The brief argues that Astacio should be disciplined, but not removed from the bench. The brief is part of Astacio's appeal and makes three points.

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The first point states that the State Judicial Commission's proceeding was unfair and "highly prejudicial" information was introduced that was not part of the evidence.

The second point states that Astacio acknowledged her conduct was inappropriate.

The third point states that Astacio should only be censured.

The Committee ruled she should be removed from the bench back in April.

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