Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Massachusetts
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
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 average prison sentence was 29.3 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced 6 defendants compared with 8 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 Saylor was 43.1 months. This was 35.1% lower than the 66.5 months typical in Massachusetts and 44.3% lower than the 77.4 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 27 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. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 44.0 months to 92.3 months, putting Judge Saylor's average prison sentence of 43.1 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 66.5 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
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Other accounting for 63.0% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: White Collar Crime (33.3%), National Internal Security/Terrorism (3.7%).
Program Area Judge District US Other 63.0% 25.5% 32.8% More White Collar Crime 33.3% 17.5% 20.7% National Internal Security/Terrorism 3.7% 1.8% 1.2%
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 F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors". It accounted for 44.4% 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 1344 - Bank Fraud" (14.8%), "18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television" (11.1%), "18 USC 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison" (7.4%), "18 USC 113 - Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdictions" (3.7%), "18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US" (3.7%), "18 USC 1955 - Prohibition of illegal gambling businesses" (3.7%), "18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes" (3.7%), "18 USC 2339A - Providing material support to terrorists" (3.7%), "31 USC 5324 - Structuring transactions to evade reporting requir" (3.7%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 44.4% 6.4% 4.8% More 18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud 14.8% 5.6% 3.8% 18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television 11.1% 3.2% 3.2% 18 USC 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison 7.4% 0.4% 0.8% 18 USC 113 - Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdictions 3.7% 0.2% 2.1% 18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US 3.7% 1.4% 3.0% 18 USC 1955 - Prohibition of illegal gambling businesses 3.7% 0.4% 0.2% 18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes 3.7% 13.5% 11.0% 18 USC 2339A - Providing material support to terrorists 3.7% 0.2% 0.0% 31 USC 5324 - Structuring transactions to evade reporting requir 3.7% 0.2% 0.1%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 0.00 03/29/12 Fraud-Other Details 2 1 37.00 02/27/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 3 1 30.00 02/10/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 4 1 57.00 02/01/12 Bank Robbery Details 5 1 3.00 01/06/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 6 1 49.00 10/21/11 Fraud-Other Business Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year