ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Embattled Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is receiving a hefty pay raise.
Effective April 1, all city court judges in the state, outside of New York City, received a raise from $175,500 to $187,200, according to court officials.
That means Astacio, who has been previously convicted of DWI and jailed for violating probation, will receive a yearly raise of more than $11,000.
Astacio, whose highly-publicized legal saga began two years ago, returned to work on March 1 for the first time since August.
Astacio was initially arrested in February 2016 for DWI and her comments in and outside of court, her missing court because she was overseas, and subsequent probation violations have garnered her extensive media attention.