Former Knox County Criminal Court judge Richard Baumgartner, 66, reported to the work camp at Gilmer medium-security federal prison in Glenville, West Virginia earlier this week to begin serving a six month prison term for lying to federal investigators, following charges of official misconduct and a probation sentence in state court stemming from drug abuse and purchasing painkillers from a felon on probation in his court.

Baumgartner continues to appeal his conviction.