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Former judge Richard Baumgartner reports to prison

3:04 PM, May 29, 2013   |    comments
Richard Baumgartner leaves federal court sentenced to six months in prison.
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Former Knox County judge Richard Baumgartner has begun serving a six month sentence at a West Virginia prison camp.

In November, a jury found Baumgartner guilty of five counts of misprision of a felony, meaning he had knowledge of and covered up drug crimes to feed his addiction to painkillers.

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Baumgartner will serve his sentence at The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Gilmer in Glenville, West Virginia.  It is a medium security facility housing male offenders.   An adjacent prison camp houses minimum security male inmates.

He reported there yesterday according to his attorney, Don Bosch, who described the facility as a "camp".


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