Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Lead Charge: 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Claire V. Eagan in the Northern District of Oklahoma, the median prison sentence was 36.5 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts". This number is 13.1% lower than the median prison sentence for all the Northern District of Oklahoma matters disposed in the same period. At the same time, the judge's median prison sentence was 20.7% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 12 defendants compared with 14 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Focusing on a five-year period, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Eagan was 35.5 months. This was 4.1% lower than the 37.0 months typical in Oklahoma North and 22.8% lower than the 46.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 58 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 Eagan'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 3 other judges in the Northern District of Oklahoma with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 32.0 months to 48.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's median prison sentence of 35.5 months at the lower end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 37.0 months.
Born 1950 in Bronx, NY
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Thomas Rutherford Brett; Confirmed by the Senate on October 23, 2001, and received commission on October 24, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2005-2012.
Trinity College, Washington, DC, B.A., 1972
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Law clerk, Hon. Allen E. Barrow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1976-1978
Private practice, Oklahoma, 1978-1998
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Weapons accounting for 98.3% of cases.
Program Area Judge District US Weapons 98.3% 98.8% 94.7% More Other 1.7% 0.6% 1.2%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled
The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years was the Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury). It accounted for 81.0% of all cases.
Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (8.6%), Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (6.9%).
Agency Judge District US Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) 81.0% 84.1% 82.1% More Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 8.6% 4.9% 3.1% Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 6.9% 4.9% 4.7% Justice - Other 1.7% 1.8% 0.2% Other - State/Local Authorities 1.7% 1.8% 4.6%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 77.00 09/26/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 2 1 30.00 07/26/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 3 1 6.00 07/13/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 4 1 15.00 05/08/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 5 1 110.00 03/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 6 1 60.00 02/23/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 7 1 57.00 01/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 8 1 21.00 01/05/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 9 1 40.00 12/20/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 10 1 0.00 12/16/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 11 1 33.00 12/16/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 10 2 41.00 10/11/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year