published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner freed from federal work camp

Former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner is shown in his courtroom in Knoxville.
Former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner is shown in his courtroom in Knoxville.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner has been freed from a federal work camp, his attorney confirmed this week.

Baumgartner returned to Knox County on Friday after serving most of the six-month sentence he received for lying to cover up for a pill-supplying paramour in the Gilmer work camp in Glenville, W.Va.

"He's on home detention for two weeks to finish out the remaining six-month sentence," attorney Donald A. Bosch said Tuesday.

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