Ex-judge wants to begin prison term

Ex-judge wants to begin prison term

April 19th, 2013 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local Regional News

Richard Baumgartner

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He's still not ready to admit the crime, but disgraced former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner is ready to do the time.

So say defense attorneys Donald A. Bosch and Ann Short in a notice filed this week in U.S. District Court.

Last week, Greeneville U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer sentenced Baumgartner to a six-month prison term for his convictions on charges he lied to cover up his mistress' role in a prescription painkiller distribution network.

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