Thursday, April 04, 2013

Prosecutors Want Baumgartner To Get A Tougher Sentence
Former Knox County judge Richard Baumgartner faces sentencing next week and federal prosecutors have asked for a term higher than guidelines call for. The government is asking Greeneville U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie Greer to imprison Baumgartner for at least two years. The filing by federal prosecutors is in response to the defense asking the court to allow probation but prosecutors contend that a conviction on five felony counts is deserving of "an upward variance" from the sentencing guideline. Baumgartner pleaded guilty two years ago to a state charge of official misconduct for buying pills from a felon on probation in his court. While that state plea kept his judicial pension intact, Baumgartner lost his pension with the federal indictment. (bg)

Monday, August 03, 2015

  • Georgia Man Indicted for Bristol Assault, Abduction
  • Former Bristol Library Executive Anita Foster Machado Indicted for Embezzlement
  • Alpha Officially Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Alpha Reported to be on the Verge of Bankruptcy Filing
  • Neighbor Rescues Victim of Russell County House Fire
  • John Sevier Resident Arrested With Weapon for Threat to Shoot Neighbor
  • Police: Officer Foils Pharmacy Robbery
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Rifle Threat
  • SWAT Team Used in Arrest in Piney Flats
  • Sullivan County Man Arrested After Threat to Blow Up Boone Dam



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