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)

Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Kingsport Counterfeit Suspects Arrested
  • Bristol Police Search for Tire Thief
  • More Fake Money Circulating Around the Tri-Cities
  • Bristol Leaders Want Public Imput on Reconstruction Plan
  • Man Sentenced to Prison for Crack Operation
  • Elizabethton Police Veteran Resigns Amid Investigation
  • Bluff City Crash Under Investigation
  • Former Kingsport Alderman Pleads Guilty
  • Dingus Headed Back to Court in September after Mistrial



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