Astacio will keep pay during suspension, Court of Appeal rules

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Judge Leticia Astacio will continue to get paid during her suspension, as she faces being removed from her judgeship.

The State Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that they will uphold their April decision to suspend Astacio with pay.

Earlier this month, lawyers for Astacio submitted paperwork requesting she continue to get paid. Astacio was making $175,500 as a judge before getting a pay raise (granted to all city court judges) that bumped up her pay further.

In a separate decision in April, the Commission on Judicial Conduct voted to remove Astacio from office. She has until May 24 to appeal that decision.

If she does appeal, the process could take a few more months before a final decision is reached.

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