Johnson City Press Sunday, September 21, 2014
Regional & National

Former judge Baumgartner gets six months in prison

April 10th, 2013 2:01 pm by Jamie Satterfield

Former judge Baumgartner gets six months in prison

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.

comments powered by Disqus