• Home
  • News
  • Jury Convicts Former Tenn. Judge of Lying to Cover Up Prescription Drug Conspiracy

Criminal Justice

Jury Convicts Former Tenn. Judge of Lying to Cover Up Prescription Drug Conspiracy

Posted Nov 2, 2012 3:05 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

  • Print
  • Reprints
  • Share

A federal jury in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday convicted a former criminal court judge there of lying to cover up a prescription drug conspiracy that reportedly involved some defendants in the court system.

After deliberating for four days, the jury convicted Richard Baumgartner on five counts of misprision of a felony, WVLT reports.

Lawyers for Baumgartner said he plans to appeal the conviction. He could get up to three years and a $250,000 fine on each count when he is sentenced in March.

Hat tip: Associated Press.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Federal Judge Axes 1 Count in Drug Cover-up Case of Ex-Tenn. Jurist, Calls Proof In Others ‘Slim’"

Comments

Add a Comment

We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy. Flag comment for moderator.