Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Internal Revenue Service
Program Area: White Collar Crime

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 12.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 10.3 - -
Past 5 Years 25.7 64.3% 17.0%
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 Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon, the average prison sentence was 12.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Internal Revenue Service falling under the broad category of "White Collar Crime". During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced one defendant compared with 4 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 Mosman was 25.7 months. This was 64.3% higher than the 15.7 months typical in Oregon and 17.0% higher than the 22.0 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 15 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 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 6.0 months to 20.0 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 25.7 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 15.7 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Oregon

Professional Biography

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

Professional Career:
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 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US". It accounted for 40.0% 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 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents" (13.3%), "18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television" (13.3%), "18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud" (13.3%), "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (6.7%), "18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments" (6.7%), "26 USC 7206 - Fraud and False statements" (6.7%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US 40.0% 21.3% 9.4%  
18 USC 1028 - Fraud and related activity - id documents 13.3% 6.4% 0.4%  
18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television 13.3% 6.4% 3.3%  
18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud 13.3% 6.4% 2.6%  
18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 6.7% 2.1% 4.7%  
18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments 6.7% 2.1% 1.8%  
26 USC 7206 - Fraud and False statements 6.7% 19.1% 25.3%  

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 12.03 03/12/12 Fraud-Other Details

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