Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: United States Postal 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 5.5 months, when looking only at cases referred by the United States Postal Service. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 2 defendants compared with one defendant 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 66.8 months. This was 95.7% higher than the 34.1 months typical in Oklahoma North and 134.9% higher than the 28.4 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 10 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 20.8 months to 47.6 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 66.8 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 34.1 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 Withheld by Govt from TRAC accounting for 40.0% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: White Collar Crime (20.0%), Other (20.0%), Narcotics/Drugs (10.0%), Official Corruption (10.0%).
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 "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)". It accounted for 50.0% 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: "18 USC 1709 - Theft of mail matter by officer or employee" (20.0%), "18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally" (10.0%), "21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances" (10.0%), "State or Territory Provision" (10.0%).
Lead Charge Judge District US Not specified 50.0% 18.6% 7.6% 18 USC 1709 - Theft of mail matter by officer or employee 20.0% 9.3% 6.0% 18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally 10.0% 4.7% 0.4% 21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances 10.0% 2.3% 0.0% State or Territory Provision 10.0% 7.0% 0.1%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases