Judge Thomas Francis Hogan
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence

District Court - Washington, D.C.
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 84.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year - - -
Past 5 Years 78.0 62.5% 52.9%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Median Prison Sentence Comparison

For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Thomas Francis Hogan in the District of Washington, D.C., the median prison sentence was 84.0 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Thomas Francis Hogan has sentenced one defendant compared with no 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 Hogan was 78.0 months. This was 62.5% higher than the 48.0 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 52.9% higher than the 51.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Thomas Francis Hogan sentenced 12 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 Median Prison Sentence
in Months

Figure 1 compares Judge Hogan'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 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 33.0 months to 70.0 months, putting Judge Hogan's median prison sentence of 78.0 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 48.0 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Washington, D.C.

Professional Biography

Born 1938 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1982, to a seat vacated by William B. Bryant; Confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission on August 20, 1982. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on May 1, 2008.

Georgetown University, A.B., 1960
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. William B. Jones, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1966-1967
Counsel, Federal Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws, 1967-1968
Private practice, Rockville, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., 1968-1981
Assistant professor, Potomac School of Law, 1977-1979
Private practice, Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington, D.C., 1981-1982
Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986-1992
Director, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2011-

Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled

The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan for the past five years was the Other - District of Columbia. It accounted for 50.0% of all cases.

Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan over the past five years were: Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (33.3%), Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration (8.3%), Other (8.3%).

Agency Judge District US  
Other - District of Columbia 50.0% 70.1% 0.7%  
Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 33.3% 7.5% 10.0%  
Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration 8.3% 5.4% 49.8%  
Other 8.3% 10.4% 2.7%  

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

Number of Defendants in Judge Thomas Francis Hogan's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 84.00 08/21/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details

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