The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear an appeal on Friday from former Knox County judge Richard Baumgartner.

Baumgarter filed an appeal for his 2012 conviction on five counts of misprision of a felony. He opted to go ahead and serve his sentence while waiting for a judge to hear the appeal.

Baumgartner spent six months in a West Virginia federal prison camp last year and remains under federal supervision.

A three-judge panel is set to hear oral arguments in Baumgartner's appeal Friday in Cincinnati.

A final decision could take weeks.

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