Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: United States Postal 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 30.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the United States Postal Service. During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 3 defendants compared with 2 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 21.0 months. This was 200.0% higher than the 7.0 months typical in Oregon and 74.5% higher than the 12.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 14 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 0.0 months to 18.0 months, putting Judge Mosman's median prison sentence of 21.0 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 7.0 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 Other accounting for 57.1% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: White Collar Crime (35.7%), Weapons (7.1%).
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 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents". It accounted for 28.6% 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 1708 - Theft or receipt of stolen mail matter generally" (28.6%), "18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records" (7.1%), "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts" (7.1%), "18 USC 1028A - Aggravated Identity Theft" (7.1%), "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (7.1%), "18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television" (7.1%), "18 USC 1709 - Theft of mail matter by officer or employee" (7.1%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents 28.6% 9.8% 5.2% 18 USC 1708 - Theft or receipt of stolen mail matter generally 28.6% 29.3% 12.2% 18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records 7.1% 10.6% 2.8% 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 7.1% 1.6% 0.4% 18 USC 1028A - Aggravated Identity Theft 7.1% 5.7% 2.4% 18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 7.1% 3.3% 11.9% 18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television 7.1% 2.4% 2.5% 18 USC 1709 - Theft of mail matter by officer or employee 7.1% 8.1% 6.0%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Michael W. Mosman's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 36.00 07/23/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 2 1 24.00 05/18/12 Fraud-Identity Theft-Aggravated Details 2 2 30.00 02/27/12 Fraud-Identity Theft-Aggravated Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year