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Could judge's alleged actions jeopardize convictions?

NEED TO KNOW
  • Judge Richard Baumgartner reportedly bought pills from criminals he presided over
  • Woman alleges judge had sex with her in his chambers
  • Baumgartner now being tried on seven felony charges

Investigators say former criminal court judge Richard Baumgartner in Tennessee had a severe prescription drug addiction during his final two years on the bench.

Could convicted killers actually go free because of the judge's alleged actions? HLN’s Dr. Drew and “Divorce Court” host Judge Lynn Toler discuss severity of the situation.

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