He was given judicial diversion in state court. Click here. Then the feds stepped in.
Now ex-Judge Richard Baumgartner is fighting federal charges and fighting to keep his pension.
During his tenure as a Judge, Baumgartner presided over some of the most high-profile criminal trials in Knox County, including the series of trials for the defendants in the Christian-Newsom rape, torture, and murder trials.
The News-Sentinel has the most recent update and online documents here: