Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Lead Charge: 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors
Program Area: Other
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 97.0 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" falling under the broad category of "Other". During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 3 defendants compared with one defendant 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 78.5 months. This was 15.4% higher than the 68.0 months typical in Oklahoma North and 0.6% higher than the 78.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan 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 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 63.0 months to 116.5 months, putting Judge Eagan's median prison sentence of 78.5 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 68.0 months.
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
Law clerk, Hon. Allen E. Barrow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1976-1978
Private practice, Oklahoma, 1978-1998
Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled
The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years was the Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation. It accounted for 60.0% of all cases.
Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (20.0%), Homeland Security - Secret Service (formerly Treasury) (10.0%), Justice - Other (10.0%).
Agency Judge District US Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 60.0% 68.8% 42.1% Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 20.0% 15.6% 30.6% Homeland Security - Secret Service (formerly Treasury) 10.0% 3.1% 2.6% Justice - Other 10.0% 3.1% 0.5%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases