TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 16, 2012

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary Bolitho says a motion by former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner to dismiss federal charges against him is “based entirely on an erroneous and incomplete understanding of the statute and the cases interpreting it…” Baumgartner’s lawyers argue that authorities are picking on Baumgartner because he walked away from alleged misdeeds with his pension intact. The federal suit charges the former judge with seven counts of lying to cover up his mistress' drug-trafficking activities and failing to report knowledge of a felony. The News Sentinel has more.