Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Internal Revenue 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 27.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Internal Revenue Service. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 2 defendants compared with 2 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 14.7 months. This was 48.3% lower than the 28.4 months typical in Oklahoma North and 46.0% lower than the 27.2 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 10.8 months to 24.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 14.7 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 28.4 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 90.0% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: Other (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 "26 USC 7201 - Attempt to evade or defeat tax". It accounted for 30.0% 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: "26 USC 7206 - Fraud and False statements" (20.0%), "18 USC 152 - Concealment of assets; false oaths and claims; etc" (10.0%), "18 USC 1014 - Fraud - Loan and credit applications etc" (10.0%), "18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments" (10.0%), "31 USC 5324 - Structuring transactions to evade reporting requir" (10.0%), "State or Territory Provision" (10.0%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 26 USC 7201 - Attempt to evade or defeat tax 30.0% 29.2% 17.2% 26 USC 7206 - Fraud and False statements 20.0% 20.8% 18.3% 18 USC 152 - Concealment of assets; false oaths and claims; etc 10.0% 4.2% 0.4% 18 USC 1014 - Fraud - Loan and credit applications etc 10.0% 4.2% 0.1% 18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments 10.0% 4.2% 6.4% 31 USC 5324 - Structuring transactions to evade reporting requir 10.0% 4.2% 3.7% State or Territory Provision 10.0% 4.2% 0.0%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases