Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
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 Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon, the average prison sentence was 51.1 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "Other". This number is 31.7% lower than the average prison sentence for all the District of Oregon matters disposed in the same period. At the same time, the judge's average prison sentence was 52.5% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 10 defendants compared with 9 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 Mosman was 59.9 months. This was 16.5% lower than the 71.8 months typical in Oregon and 40.0% lower than the 99.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 54 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 9 other judges in the District of Oregon with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 26.8 months to 166.1 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 59.9 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 71.8 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 "18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes". It accounted for 61.1% 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: "18 USC 113 - Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdictions" (7.4%), "18 USC 2314 - Transportation of stolen goods, etc" (5.6%), "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" (3.7%), "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (3.7%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes 61.1% 58.8% 32.0% More 18 USC 113 - Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdictions 7.4% 6.9% 6.5% 18 USC 2314 - Transportation of stolen goods, etc 5.6% 5.4% 1.2% 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 3.7% 5.4% 14.6% 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 3.7% 1.3% 0.4% 18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records 1.9% 0.5% 0.6% 18 USC 875 - Interstate Communications 1.9% 1.0% 0.7% 18 USC 912 - False personification - Officer or employee of US 1.9% 0.3% 0.2% 18 USC 924 - Firearms; Penalties 1.9% 0.5% 0.2% 18 USC 1112 - Manslaughter 1.9% 1.0% 0.7%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Michael W. Mosman's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 6.00 09/10/12 Bank Robbery Details 2 1 51.00 08/09/12 Violence-Other Details 3 1 120.00 06/25/12 Violence-Indian Country Details 4 1 6.00 04/06/12 Violence-Indian Country Details 5 1 72.00 03/16/12 Bank Robbery Details 6 1 72.00 03/16/12 Bank Robbery Details 7 1 37.00 02/24/12 Bank Robbery Details 8 1 70.00 01/30/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 9 1 71.00 11/18/11 Bank Robbery Details 10 1 6.00 11/10/11 Violence-Other Details
Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year