Judge Thomas Francis Hogan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Washington, D.C.
Program Area: Withheld by Govt from TRAC

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 24.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 70.5 -40.1% -4.6%
Past 5 Years 86.7 3.2% 14.1%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Thomas Francis Hogan in the District of Washington, D.C., the average prison sentence was 24.0 months, when looking only at cases falling under the broad category of "Withheld by Govt from TRAC". During the current fiscal year, Judge Thomas Francis Hogan has sentenced one defendant compared with 11 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 Hogan was 86.7 months. This was 3.2% higher than the 84.0 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 14.1% higher than the 76.1 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Thomas Francis Hogan sentenced 48 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.)

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Figure 1: Five Year Comparison of Average Prison Sentence
in Months

Figure 1 compares Judge Hogan'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 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 45.6 months to 169.5 months, putting Judge Hogan's average prison sentence of 86.7 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 84.0 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Washington, D.C.

Professional Biography

Born 1938 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1982, to a seat vacated by William B. Bryant; Confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission on August 20, 1982. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on May 1, 2008.

Georgetown University, A.B., 1960
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. William B. Jones, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1966-1967
Counsel, Federal Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws, 1967-1968
Private practice, Rockville, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., 1968-1981
Assistant professor, Potomac School of Law, 1977-1979
Private practice, Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington, D.C., 1981-1982
Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986-1992
Director, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2011-

Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled

The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan for the past five years was the Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation. It accounted for 58.3% of all cases.

Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan over the past five years were: Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration (14.6%), Other - District of Columbia (14.6%), Other (10.4%).

Agency Judge District US  
Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 58.3% 46.5% 23.6% More
Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration 14.6% 3.1% 34.3%  
Other - District of Columbia 14.6% 20.6% 0.7%  
Other 10.4% 15.8% 1.6%  
Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2.1% 2.4% 7.2%  

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 Thomas Francis Hogan for the past five years was "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)". It accounted for 100.0% of all cases.

Lead Charge Judge District US  
Not specified 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% More

Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)

Number of Defendants in Judge Thomas Francis Hogan's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 24.00 06/06/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details

Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year