Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Louisiana East
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Program Area: Other

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 38.6 - -
Previous Fiscal Year - - -
Past 5 Years 38.6 -49.7% -61.3%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the average prison sentence was 38.6 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "Other". During the current fiscal year, Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman has sentenced 5 defendants compared with no defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.

Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Feldman was 38.6 months. This was 49.7% lower than the 76.9 months typical in Louisiana East and 61.3% lower than the 99.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman sentenced 11 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 Average Prison Sentence
in Months

Figure 1 compares Judge Feldman'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 10 other judges in the Eastern District of Louisiana with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 44.9 months to 152.4 months, putting Judge Feldman's average prison sentence of 38.6 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Eastern District of Louisiana during that time was 76.9 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Professional Biography

Born 1934 in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 12, 1983, to a seat vacated by Jack M. Gordon; Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1983, and received commission on October 5, 1983.

Tulane University, B.A., 1955
Tulane Law School, J.D., 1957

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve captain, JAG Corps, 1957-1963
Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1957-1959
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1959-1983

Lead Charges in Cases Handled

The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman for the past five years was "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors". It accounted for 45.5% of all cases.

Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman over the past five years were: "18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes" (36.4%), "18 USC 875 - Interstate Communications" (9.1%), "18 USC 2261 - Interstate domestic violence" (9.1%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 45.5% 23.7% 14.6%  
18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes 36.4% 51.3% 32.0%  
18 USC 875 - Interstate Communications 9.1% 1.3% 0.7%  
18 USC 2261 - Interstate domestic violence 9.1% 1.3% 0.1%  

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

Number of Defendants in Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 85.00 09/05/12 Bank Robbery Details
2 1 72.00 04/18/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
2 2 0.00 04/18/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
3 1 36.00 02/08/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
4 1 0.00 12/21/11 Violence-Domestic Details

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