Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Secret Service
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 97.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Secret Service. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced one defendant compared with 4 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 Eagan was 26.8 months. This was 59.1% higher than the 16.8 months typical in Oklahoma North and 8.9% higher than the 24.6 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 13 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 5.2 months to 13.8 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 26.8 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 16.8 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 White Collar Crime accounting for 61.5% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: Government Regulatory (15.4%), Withheld by Govt from TRAC (15.4%), Other (7.7%).
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 1344 - Bank Fraud". It accounted for 30.8% 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)" (15.4%), "18 USC 471 - Obligations or securities of United States" (7.7%), "18 USC 472 - Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities" (7.7%), "18 USC 495 - Contracts, deeds, and powers of attorney" (7.7%), "18 USC 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents" (7.7%), "18 USC 1028A - Aggravated Identity Theft" (7.7%), "18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes" (7.7%), "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" (7.7%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud 30.8% 17.9% 13.2% Not specified 15.4% 7.7% 5.0% 18 USC 471 - Obligations or securities of United States 7.7% 17.9% 8.5% 18 USC 472 - Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities 7.7% 10.3% 10.0% 18 USC 495 - Contracts, deeds, and powers of attorney 7.7% 2.6% 0.0% 18 USC 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents 7.7% 5.1% 7.2% 18 USC 1028A - Aggravated Identity Theft 7.7% 2.6% 1.2% 18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes 7.7% 2.6% 0.1% 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 7.7% 2.6% 1.5%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases