Judge Reggie B. Walton
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Washington, D.C.
Program Area: White Collar Crime
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Reggie B. Walton in the District of Washington, D.C., the average prison sentence was 15.0 months, when looking only at cases falling under the broad category of "White Collar Crime". During the current fiscal year, Judge Reggie B. Walton has sentenced 2 defendants compared with no defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Walton was 17.8 months. This was 19.1% higher than the 15.0 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 23.1% lower than the 23.2 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced 11 defendants during the past five years.
(CAUTION: The kinds of cases handled by individual judges influences statistical information about their sentences. It therefore is important to consider the breakdown of cases that each has handled, available below, when making judge-by-judge comparisons.)
Figure 1 compares Judge Walton's numbers to those for judges in this district and in the United States as a whole for cases of this type over the last five years.
During the last five years there were 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 5.6 months to 52.8 months, putting Judge Walton's average prison sentence of 17.8 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 15.0 months.
Born 1949 in North Charleroi, PA
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Stanley Sporkin; Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 2001, and received commission on September 24, 2001.
West Virginia State College, B.A., 1971
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1974
Staff attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney and executive assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1976-1981
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981-1989
Associate director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, 1989-1991
Senior White House Advisor for Crime, Executive Office of the President, 1991
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1991-2001
Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled
The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Reggie B. Walton for the past five years was the Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation. It accounted for 36.4% of all cases.
Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Reggie B. Walton over the past five years were: Homeland Security - Secret Service (formerly Treasury) (18.2%), Postal Service (18.2%), Other - Small Business Administration (9.1%), Other - District of Columbia (9.1%), Other (9.1%).
Agency Judge District US Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 36.4% 21.7% 32.5% Homeland Security - Secret Service (formerly Treasury) 18.2% 10.6% 17.4% Postal Service 18.2% 8.1% 11.6% Other - Small Business Administration 9.1% 0.5% 0.2% Other - District of Columbia 9.1% 12.6% 0.1% Other 9.1% 23.7% 2.7%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Reggie B. Walton for the past five years was "18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television". It accounted for 27.3% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Reggie B. Walton over the past five years were: "18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud" (27.3%), "18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US" (9.1%), "18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally" (9.1%), "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (9.1%), "18 USC 1347 - Health Care Fraud" (9.1%), "42 USC 408 - Fed Old Age, Survivors & Disab Insur -Penalties" (9.1%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television 27.3% 9.6% 8.5% 18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud 27.3% 11.6% 13.0% 18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US 9.1% 7.6% 7.6% 18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally 9.1% 2.0% 2.0% 18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 9.1% 9.6% 10.2% 18 USC 1347 - Health Care Fraud 9.1% 6.1% 4.1% 42 USC 408 - Fed Old Age, Survivors & Disab Insur -Penalties 9.1% 1.5% 2.1%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Reggie B. Walton's Cases