Richard Baumgartner leaves federal court sentenced to six months in prison.
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".