Baumgartner Gets 6 Months in Jail

Former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner has been sentenced to six months in jail for lying to cover up his pill-supplying mistress’ drug dealing, according to Knoxnews. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer refused Baumgartner’s attorneys' plea for probation, saying that not ordering Baumgartner to prison would undermine the justice system. Defense attorney Donald Bosch said he will file a motion to stay the sentence pending appeal.