Prosecutors: Baumgartner Distributing Drugs, Too

Assistant U.S. attorneys Zachary Bolitho and David Lewen allege that former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner lied not only to cover up his mistress' misdeeds but to protect a network of drug pushers, of which he was a part, the News Sentinel reports. Defense attorney Donald A. Bosch said the claims presented at a hearing yesterday in U.S. District Court were outrageous.