Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Louisiana East
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the average prison sentence was 29.6 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement. During the current fiscal year, Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman has sentenced 5 defendants compared with 6 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 Feldman was 34.1 months. This was 54.1% higher than the 22.2 months typical in Louisiana East and 18.0% higher than the 28.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman sentenced 29 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 Feldman'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 10 other judges in the Eastern District of Louisiana with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 9.8 months to 28.8 months, putting Judge Feldman's average prison sentence of 34.1 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Eastern District of Louisiana during that time was 22.2 months.
Born 1934 in St. Louis, MO
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 12, 1983, to a seat vacated by Jack M. Gordon; Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1983, and received commission on October 5, 1983.
Tulane University, B.A., 1955
Tulane Law School, J.D., 1957
U.S. Army Reserve captain, JAG Corps, 1957-1963
Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1957-1959
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1959-1983
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Immigration accounting for 89.7% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman over the past five years were: Other (6.9%), White Collar Crime (3.4%).
Program Area Judge District US Immigration 89.7% 74.3% 62.0% More Other 6.9% 7.3% 4.7% White Collar Crime 3.4% 4.5% 1.8%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman for the past five years was "08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien". It accounted for 62.1% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman over the past five years were: "18 USC 1546 - Fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents" (10.3%), "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" (6.9%), "42 USC 408 - Fed Old Age, Survivors & Disab Insur -Penalties" (6.9%), "08 USC 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens" (3.4%), "18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally" (3.4%), "18 USC 1015 - Fraud - Nat'zation, citizenship, alien registry" (3.4%), "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (3.4%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien 62.1% 55.9% 49.9% More 18 USC 1546 - Fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents 10.3% 6.6% 3.0% 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 6.9% 6.6% 2.4% 42 USC 408 - Fed Old Age, Survivors & Disab Insur -Penalties 6.9% 5.6% 0.4% 08 USC 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens 3.4% 1.4% 6.0% 18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally 3.4% 2.1% 0.3% 18 USC 1015 - Fraud - Nat'zation, citizenship, alien registry 3.4% 0.7% 0.1% 18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 3.4% 0.3% 0.1%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 8.00 08/15/12 Immigration Details 2 1 24.00 06/13/12 Immigration Details 3 1 41.00 04/18/12 Immigration Details 4 1 18.00 04/11/12 Immigration Details 5 1 57.00 12/07/11 Immigration Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year