Final Briefs Filed in Baumgartner Sentencing

Both sides on Wednesday made their final case before a federal judge next month decides what punishment to dole out to Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, the once-respected jurist turned convicted felon. Defense attorneys Donald A. Bosch and Ann Short filed a brief asking for the sentence to be served on probation, while federal prosecutors David Lewen and Zachary Bolitho filed a brief seeking jail time, Knoxnews reports.