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Jury selection begins today in trial of disgraced former Knox County judge

Jamie Satterfield • Oct 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

KNOXVILLE — Sex, lies and audiotape.

That will be the crux of the federal case against disgraced former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner this week, with jury selection to begin today.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Lewen and Zachary Bolitho have filed various motions indicating how they intend to prove Baumgartner is guilty of seven counts of misprision of a felony for allegedly lying to cover up a drug conspiracy involving his pill-supplier and mistress Deena Castleman.