Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Program Area: White Collar Crime
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 6.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "White Collar Crime". During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 3 defendants compared with 8 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 5.5 months. This was 54.3% lower than the 12.0 months typical in Oklahoma North and 63.3% lower than the 15.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 16 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 6.0 months to 21.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's median prison sentence of 5.5 months at the lower end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 12.0 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 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 1344 - Bank Fraud". It accounted for 37.5% 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: "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (18.8%), "18 USC 656 - Theft/embezzlement/misapplication by bank off, emp" (12.5%), "18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television" (12.5%), "18 USC 513 - Securities of the States and private entities" (6.3%), "18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally" (6.3%), "State or Territory Provision" (6.3%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud 37.5% 29.5% 17.6% 18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 18.8% 18.2% 15.8% 18 USC 656 - Theft/embezzlement/misapplication by bank off, emp 12.5% 13.6% 3.9% 18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television 12.5% 13.6% 14.2% 18 USC 513 - Securities of the States and private entities 6.3% 6.8% 0.5% 18 USC 1001 - Fraud/false statements or entries generally 6.3% 2.3% 1.1% State or Territory Provision 6.3% 2.3% 0.1%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases