Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence

District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Program Area: Weapons

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 57.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 35.0 -5.4% -27.1%
Past 5 Years 57.0 11.8% 18.8%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Median Prison Sentence Comparison

For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Claire V. Eagan in the Northern District of Oklahoma, the median prison sentence was 57.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms falling under the broad category of "Weapons". During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 9 defendants compared with 16 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 Eagan was 57.0 months. This was 11.8% higher than the 51.0 months typical in Oklahoma North and 18.8% higher than the 48.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 65 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 Median Prison Sentence
in Months

Figure 1 compares Judge Eagan'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 3 other judges in the Northern District of Oklahoma with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 39.0 months to 57.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's median prison sentence of 57.0 months at the highest end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 51.0 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Professional Biography

Born 1950 in Bronx, NY

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma

Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Thomas Rutherford Brett; Confirmed by the Senate on October 23, 2001, and received commission on October 24, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2005-2012.

Trinity College, Washington, DC, B.A., 1972
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Allen E. Barrow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1976-1978
Private practice, Oklahoma, 1978-1998

Lead Charges in Cases Handled

The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years was "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts". It accounted for 70.8% of all cases.

Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (16.9%), "18 USC 924 - Firearms; Penalties" (4.6%), "26 USC 5861 - Tax on Making Firearms - Prohibited acts" (3.1%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 70.8% 67.5% 84.2% More
21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 16.9% 17.7% 2.4% More
18 USC 924 - Firearms; Penalties 4.6% 5.4% 5.8%  
26 USC 5861 - Tax on Making Firearms - Prohibited acts 3.1% 1.5% 2.6%  
18 USC 1951 - Hobbs Act 1.5% 1.0% 1.3%  
21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 1.5% 3.0% 1.4%  
26 USC 5841 - Registration of firearms 1.5% 0.5% 0.1%  

Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)

Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 77.00 09/26/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
2 1 30.00 07/26/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
3 1 110.00 03/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
4 1 60.00 02/23/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
5 1 87.00 01/26/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
6 1 57.00 01/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
7 1 21.00 01/05/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
8 1 40.00 12/20/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
9 1 33.00 12/16/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details

Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year