Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon, the median prison sentence was 28.5 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 2 defendants compared with 10 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 Mosman was 47.0 months. This was 20.5% higher than the 39.0 months typical in Oregon and 21.7% lower than the 60.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 22 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 Mosman'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 6 other judges in the District of Oregon with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 12.0 months to 78.0 months, putting Judge Mosman's median prison sentence of 47.0 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 39.0 months.
Born 1956 in Eugene, OR
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Oregon
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 8, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Jones; Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 2003, and received commission on September 26, 2003.
Ricks College, A.B., 1979
Utah State University, B.S., 1981
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1984
Law clerk, Hon. Malcolm Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1984-1985
Private practice, 1985
Law clerk, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Supreme Court of the United States, 1985-1986
Private practice, Portland, Oregon, 1986-1988
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Oregon, 1988-2001
U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, 2001-2003
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Michael W. Mosman for the past five years was "21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy". It accounted for 45.5% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (36.4%), "18 USC 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison" (13.6%), "18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments" (4.5%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 45.5% 22.7% 45.0% More 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 36.4% 59.1% 44.8% 18 USC 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison 13.6% 15.9% 0.9% 18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments 4.5% 2.3% 0.5%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Michael W. Mosman's Cases