Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
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 Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon, the average prison sentence was 7.8 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement. During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 5 defendants compared with 13 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 Mosman was 34.7 months. This was 35.3% higher than the 25.6 months typical in Oregon and 19.8% higher than the 28.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 81 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 10 other judges in the District of Oregon with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 13.3 months to 47.4 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 34.7 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 25.6 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 Immigration accounting for 66.7% 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 (13.6%), Other (11.1%), Civil Rights (3.7%).
Program Area Judge District US Immigration 66.7% 87.7% 62.0% More Narcotics/Drugs 13.6% 3.3% 25.9% More Other 11.1% 5.1% 4.7% Civil Rights 3.7% 0.2% 0.1% Not specified 2.5% 1.1% 2.2% Weapons 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% White Collar Crime 1.2% 0.8% 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 Michael W. Mosman for the past five years was "08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien". It accounted for 65.4% 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: "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (13.6%), "18 USC 2252A - Activity relating material constituting/containing chil" (3.7%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien 65.4% 86.6% 49.9% More 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 13.6% 2.9% 13.1% More 18 USC 2252A - Activity relating material constituting/containing chil 3.7% 1.6% 0.5% 08 USC 1324a - Unlawful employment of aliens 2.5% 0.2% 0.1% 18 USC 1512 - Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant 2.5% 0.2% 0.0% 18 USC 2423 - Transportation of minors for sexual activity 2.5% 0.2% 0.1% Not specified 2.5% 1.1% 2.2% 08 USC 1253 - Alien hindering his/her removal from the US 1.2% 0.1% 0.0% 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 1.2% 1.4% 1.2% 18 USC 1546 - Fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents 1.2% 0.2% 3.0%
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 0.01 05/14/12 Immigration Details 2 1 0.01 03/19/12 Immigration Details 3 1 0.01 01/12/12 Immigration Details 4 1 24.00 11/28/11 Civil Rights-Slavery/Invol. Servitude Details 5 1 15.00 11/21/11 Immigration Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year