Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Lead Charge: 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts
Program Area: Weapons
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 average prison sentence was 40.8 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts" falling under the broad category of "Weapons". This number is 30.6% lower than the average prison sentence for all the Northern District of Oklahoma matters disposed in the same period. At the same time, the judge's average prison sentence was 37.6% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 12 defendants compared with 14 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Focusing on a five-year period, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Eagan was 50.6 months. This was 5.0% lower than the 53.3 months typical in Oklahoma North and 24.9% lower than the 67.5 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 57 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. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 45.3 months to 57.9 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 50.6 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 53.3 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 - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury). It accounted for 80.7% 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 (8.8%), Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (7.0%).
Agency Judge District US Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) 80.7% 84.6% 83.6% More Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 8.8% 4.3% 2.6% Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 7.0% 4.9% 4.1% Justice - Other 1.8% 1.9% 0.2% Other - State/Local Authorities 1.8% 1.9% 4.7%
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 6.00 07/13/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 4 1 15.00 05/08/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 5 1 110.00 03/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 6 1 60.00 02/23/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 7 1 57.00 01/09/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 8 1 21.00 01/05/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 9 1 40.00 12/20/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 10 1 0.00 12/16/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 11 1 33.00 12/16/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 10 2 41.00 10/11/11 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details
Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year