Former judge Baumgartner gets six months in prison
Apr 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM
GREENEVILLE — A federal judge today ordered a disgraced former Knox County Criminal Court judge jailed for six months for lying to cover up his pill-supplying mistress’ drug dealing.
Greeneville U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer refused probation as punishment for Richard Baumgartner but likewise turned aside prosecutors’ push for a two-year prison term.
“There might not be anybody happy with what I’ve done today,” Greer said.