Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year - - -
Previous Fiscal Year 56.6 - -
Past 5 Years 65.6 12.4% -21.5%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

Judge Michael W. Mosman didn't dispose of any cases in the District of Oregon in the current fiscal year (2012) and disposed of 7 cases in the previous year.

Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Mosman was 65.6 months. This was 12.4% higher than the 58.4 months typical in Oregon and 21.5% lower than the 83.6 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 10 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 6 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 9.0 months to 87.5 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 65.6 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 58.4 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

Program Areas of Cases Handled

Cases disposed of by Judge Michael W. Mosman for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Narcotics/Drugs accounting for 80.0% of cases.

Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: Other (20.0%).

Program Area Judge District US  
Narcotics/Drugs 80.0% 83.9% 94.2%  
Other 20.0% 16.1% 1.1%  

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

Number of Defendants in Judge Michael W. Mosman's Cases

Judge Michael W. Mosman didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.