Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
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 35.5 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. This number is 1.4% lower than the average prison sentence for all the District of Oregon matters disposed in the same period. At the same time, the judge's average prison sentence was 51.9% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 19 defendants compared with 8 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Focusing on a five-year period, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Mosman was 47.2 months. This was 20.1% lower than the 59.1 months typical in Oregon and 40.7% lower than the 79.5 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 57 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 33.5 months to 152.0 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 47.2 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 59.1 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 Weapons accounting for 75.4% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: Other (21.1%), Withheld by Govt from TRAC (3.5%).
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 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts". It accounted for 77.2% 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" (7.0%), "18 USC 1951 - Hobbs Act" (5.3%), "26 USC 5861 - Tax on Making Firearms - Prohibited acts" (5.3%), "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)" (3.5%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 77.2% 81.1% 60.6% More 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 7.0% 5.2% 10.8% 18 USC 1951 - Hobbs Act 5.3% 0.9% 2.0% 26 USC 5861 - Tax on Making Firearms - Prohibited acts 5.3% 2.6% 2.0% Not specified 3.5% 4.6% 7.6% 18 USC 2 - Aiding and Abetting 1.8% 0.3% 0.0%
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 27.00 09/06/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 2 1 42.00 09/05/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 3 1 78.00 08/30/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 4 1 24.00 07/23/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 5 1 8.00 07/20/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 6 1 57.00 06/21/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 4 3 51.00 05/07/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 7 1 70.00 04/30/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 8 1 85.00 04/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 9 1 18.00 02/22/12 Violence-Other Details 10 1 37.00 02/06/12 Violence-Other Details 11 1 3.00 01/12/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 12 1 18.00 01/05/12 Violence-Other Details 13 1 27.00 11/14/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 14 1 24.00 11/14/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 4 2 24.00 11/14/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 15 1 13.00 11/03/11 Violence-Other Details 16 1 57.00 10/11/11 Violence-Other Details 17 1 12.00 10/03/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year