Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: State/Local Authorities

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 72.3 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 62.8 - -
Past 5 Years 70.9 15.1% -12.8%
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 Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon, the average prison sentence was 72.3 months, when looking only at cases referred by the State/Local Authorities. During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 4 defendants compared with 6 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 70.9 months. This was 15.1% higher than the 61.6 months typical in Oregon and 12.8% lower than the 81.4 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 39 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 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. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 49.9 months to 152.3 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 70.9 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 61.6 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Oregon

Professional Biography

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

Professional Career:
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 Narcotics/Drugs accounting for 82.1% of cases.

Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: Immigration (5.1%), Other (5.1%), Withheld by Govt from TRAC (5.1%).

Program Area Judge District US  
Narcotics/Drugs 82.1% 78.6% 60.1% More
Immigration 5.1% 1.6% 0.4%  
Other 5.1% 7.8% 12.6%  
Not specified 5.1% 6.8% 11.3%  
National Internal Security/Terrorism 2.6% 0.5% 0.1%  

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 "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A". It accounted for 82.1% 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: "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)" (5.1%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 82.1% 77.6% 36.1% More
Not specified 5.1% 6.8% 11.3%  
08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien 2.6% 1.0% 0.1%  
18 USC 911 - False personification - Citizen of the US 2.6% 0.5% 0.0%  
18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 2.6% 3.6% 10.3%  
18 USC 2252A - Activity relating material constituting/containing chil 2.6% 1.0% 1.3%  
21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 2.6% 4.7% 23.7%  

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 1 150.00 08/24/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
2 1 25.00 07/23/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
3 1 70.00 06/20/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
4 1 44.00 03/12/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details

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