This is great news. This POS judge needs to spend the rest of his life behind bars!
Richard Baumgartner was appointed Knox County Criminal Court judge in 1992. The News Sentinel confirmed in Jan. 2011 that Baumgartner was under a TBI investigation. He resigned from the bench in March 2011 and pleaded guilty to a single count of official misconduct for buying pills from Christopher Gibson.
I am glad to see that the U.S. Attorney’s Office is looking at this. The original plea deal and sentence was obscene and it’s especially obscene given the horrific consequences for numerous families that will have to suffer through new trials.
All they need is a petit waiver and they can give Baumgartner the sentence he truly deserved.
Only snag I see in a Fed probe is IIRC He’s a DEM or he was appointed by a Dem governor. I’d like to see him get a sentence he deserves and not a “Oh That’s OK” deal which was done by local Litter Box Politics.
Except for one thing. It’s Holder’s people that committed this atrocious crime. I trust the DOJ as much as I do the judge.