Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Program Area: White Collar Crime
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 8.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "White Collar Crime". During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 6 defendants compared with 3 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 15.5 months. This was 21.1% lower than the 19.7 months typical in Oregon and 44.5% lower than the 27.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman 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.)
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 0.0 months to 51.0 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 15.5 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 19.7 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 1344 - Bank Fraud". It accounted for 33.3% 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 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television" (25.0%), "18 USC 152 - Concealment of assets; false oaths and claims; etc" (8.3%), "18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US" (8.3%), "18 USC 656 - Theft/embezzlement/misapplication by bank off, emp" (8.3%), "18 USC 844 - Explosives - Importation and storage of explosives" (8.3%), "18 USC 1014 - Fraud - Loan and credit applications etc" (8.3%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 1344 - Bank Fraud 33.3% 38.2% 17.6% 18 USC 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television 25.0% 10.9% 14.2% 18 USC 152 - Concealment of assets; false oaths and claims; etc 8.3% 4.5% 1.1% 18 USC 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US 8.3% 0.9% 8.1% 18 USC 656 - Theft/embezzlement/misapplication by bank off, emp 8.3% 6.4% 3.9% 18 USC 844 - Explosives - Importation and storage of explosives 8.3% 0.9% 0.1% 18 USC 1014 - Fraud - Loan and credit applications etc 8.3% 1.8% 1.7%
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 0.01 08/20/12 Fraud-Financial Institution Details 2 1 0.00 06/28/12 Fraud-Financial Institution Details 3 1 48.00 05/04/12 Fraud-Other Details 4 1 0.00 04/30/12 Fraud-Against Ins. Provider Details 5 1 0.00 01/11/12 Fraud-Financial Institution Details 6 1 0.00 11/15/11 Fraud-Bankruptcy Details
Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year