Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
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 average prison sentence was 54.9 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. This number is 1.4% higher than the average prison sentence for all the Northern District of Oklahoma matters disposed in the same period. At the same time, the judge's average prison sentence was 25.6% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 17 defendants compared with 20 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Focusing on a five-year period, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Eagan was 97.1 months. This was 26.5% higher than the 76.7 months typical in Oklahoma North and 22.1% higher than the 79.5 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 115 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. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 62.5 months to 65.1 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 97.1 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 76.7 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 56.5% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: Withheld by Govt from TRAC (27.8%), Narcotics/Drugs (13.9%).
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years was "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts". It accounted for 40.9% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)" (27.8%), "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (22.6%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 40.9% 42.3% 60.6% More Not specified 27.8% 27.9% 7.6% More 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 22.6% 19.3% 10.8% More 18 USC 924 - Firearms; Penalties 2.6% 3.4% 4.6% 21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 1.7% 2.5% 7.4% 26 USC 5861 - Tax on Making Firearms - Prohibited acts 1.7% 0.9% 2.0% 18 USC 844 - Explosives - Importation and storage of explosives 0.9% 0.3% 0.6% 18 USC 1951 - Hobbs Act 0.9% 0.9% 2.0% 26 USC 5841 - Registration of firearms 0.9% 0.3% 0.1%
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 1 180.00 06/15/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 4 1 0.00 05/17/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 5 1 17.00 05/16/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 6 1 37.00 04/03/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 7 1 110.00 03/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 8 1 60.00 02/23/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 9 1 87.00 01/26/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 10 1 57.00 01/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 11 1 21.00 01/05/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 12 1 111.00 01/04/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 13 1 40.00 12/20/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 14 1 33.00 12/16/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 15 1 44.00 12/12/11 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 16 1 30.00 11/18/11 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 17 1 0.00 10/14/11 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year