He presided over many high profile criminal trials in Knox County, including the trials of the defendants in the torture/murder/rape of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom.
He resigned in disgrace and received judicial diversion on public misconduct charges when he became the accused. Click here.
Then the feds stepped in with charges.
Attorneys for former Knox Judge Richard Baumgartner filed a motion to dismiss the federal charges. See previous post and link here.
Now the U.S. attorneys have replied. Knox N-S story here.