Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Internal Revenue Service
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon, the median prison sentence was 12.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Internal Revenue Service. During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced one defendant compared with 6 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Mosman was 24.0 months. This was 99.4% higher than the 12.0 months typical in Oregon and 99.4% higher than the 12.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 17 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 Mosman'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 9 other judges in the District of Oregon with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 3.0 months to 42.0 months, putting Judge Mosman's median prison sentence of 24.0 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 12.0 months.
Born 1956 in Eugene, OR
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Oregon
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 8, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Jones; Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 2003, and received commission on September 26, 2003.
Ricks College, A.B., 1979
Utah State University, B.S., 1981
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1984
Law clerk, Hon. Malcolm Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1984-1985
Private practice, 1985
Law clerk, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Supreme Court of the United States, 1985-1986
Private practice, Portland, Oregon, 1986-1988
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Oregon, 1988-2001
U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, 2001-2003
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge Michael W. Mosman for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was White Collar Crime accounting for 88.2% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: Narcotics/Drugs (11.8%).
Program Area Judge District US White Collar Crime 88.2% 59.5% 70.4% More Narcotics/Drugs 11.8% 7.6% 7.9%
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 Michael W. Mosman for the past five years was "18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US". It accounted for 35.3% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: "18 USC 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents" (11.8%), "18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television" (11.8%), "18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud" (11.8%), "18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments" (11.8%), "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (5.9%), "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (5.9%), "26 USC 7206 - Fraud and False statements" (5.9%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US 35.3% 12.7% 7.7% 18 USC 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents 11.8% 5.1% 0.6% 18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television 11.8% 5.1% 2.6% 18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud 11.8% 3.8% 1.9% 18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments 11.8% 6.3% 6.4% 18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 5.9% 1.3% 3.5% 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 5.9% 1.3% 1.6% 26 USC 7206 - Fraud and False statements 5.9% 11.4% 18.3%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Michael W. Mosman's Cases