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Judge Leticia Astacio indicted on weapons charge

Embattled Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been indicted by a Monroe County grand jury on a weapons charge.

Astacio was indicted Tuesday on the charge of attempted criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon, a felony. She was arrested and charged in April after being accused of trying to purchase a shotgun at Dick's Sporting Goods in Henrietta.

The arrest stems from an incident on April 2. Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch is prosecuting the case.

Astacio remains on probation for her drunken driving conviction and has not been hearing cases since her February 2016 arrest. The terms of Astacio's probation prohibit her from "possessing a firearm, dangerous weapon, or noxious substance."

It's the same charge as her earlier charge, but a grand jury ruled that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with the criminal case.

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