"TAXPAYERS SCREWED: 'Drunk Judge' Shows Up 1 Of 214 Workdays, Gets Pay Raise. Defends It In Video Rant, Calls Media 'Racist'" (The Daily Wire)
In the words of the imitable Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation, "It's never too early to learn that the government is a greedy piglet that suckles on a taxpayer's teat until they have sore, chapped nipples."
Clearly exemplifying the spirit of this truth is Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio, often dubbed "drunk judge" by local media and Rochesterians. Ms. Astacio, effective April 1, received a state taxpayer-funded pay raise of $11,000 — bringing her salary to a whopping $187,200 — after she worked only one of 214 days.
According to local station 13 Wham News, "Astacio did report for work on Tuesday, February 27 for one day – and has not been back since." Before her one day on the job in 2018, Astacio had not reported to work since August 31 the previous year.
By letter, Chief Administrative Judge Craig Doran ordered the judge back to the bench on February 26; Doran confirmed Monday that Astacio is still continuing to blow off work.