Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Massachusetts
Program Area: Weapons
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV in the District of Massachusetts, the median prison sentence was 143.0 months, when looking only at cases falling under the broad category of "Weapons". During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced 2 defendants compared with 3 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 Saylor was 48.5 months. This was 19.2% lower than the 60.0 months typical in Massachusetts and 1.0% higher than the 48.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 10 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 Saylor'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 11 other judges in the District of Massachusetts with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 36.0 months to 96.0 months, putting Judge Saylor's median prison sentence of 48.5 months at the lower end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 60.0 months.
Born 1955 in Royal Oak, MI
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 30, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Keeton; Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 2004, and received commission on June 2, 2004.
Northwestern University, B.S., 1977
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981-1987, 1993-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1987-1990
Special counsel & chief of staff to the assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1990-1993
Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled
The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was the Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury). It accounted for 80.0% of all cases.
Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration (20.0%).
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts". It accounted for 80.0% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: "18 USC 924 - Firearms; Penalties" (10.0%), "26 USC 5861 - Tax on Making Firearms - Prohibited acts" (10.0%).
Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases