Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
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 average prison sentence was 125.5 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "Other". This number is 48.3% higher 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 16.8% higher 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 7 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 83.6 months. This was 4.7% lower than the 87.8 months typical in Oklahoma North and 16.2% lower than the 99.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 25 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 72.7 months to 111.1 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 83.6 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 87.8 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 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes". It accounted for 36.0% 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 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US" (24.0%), "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" (24.0%), "18 USC 111 - Assaulting, resisting, impeding certain officers" (4.0%), "18 USC 2118 - Robberies/burglaries w/controlled substances" (4.0%), "18 USC 2250 - Fail to register as sex offender after traveling interst" (4.0%), "18 USC 2251 - Sexual exploitation of children" (4.0%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes 36.0% 22.5% 32.0% 18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US 24.0% 8.8% 2.1% 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 24.0% 27.5% 14.6% 18 USC 111 - Assaulting, resisting, impeding certain officers 4.0% 1.3% 2.1% 18 USC 2118 - Robberies/burglaries w/controlled substances 4.0% 1.3% 0.1% 18 USC 2250 - Fail to register as sex offender after traveling interst 4.0% 2.5% 1.1% 18 USC 2251 - Sexual exploitation of children 4.0% 1.3% 1.5%
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 1 144.00 09/13/12 Violence-Other Details 2 1 0.00 08/06/12 Violence-Indian Country Details 3 3 397.00 07/31/12 Bank Robbery Details 4 1 384.00 07/09/12 Bank Robbery Details 3 4 0.00 06/19/12 Bank Robbery Details 3 2 192.00 05/23/12 Bank Robbery Details 5 1 60.00 05/11/12 Bank Robbery Details 3 1 18.00 04/20/12 Bank Robbery Details 6 1 57.00 04/11/12 Bank Robbery Details 7 1 41.00 02/10/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 8 1 33.00 10/27/11 Bank Robbery Details 9 1 180.00 10/03/11 Project Safe Childhood Details
Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year