Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 56.3 -5.3% -17.0%
Previous Fiscal Year 37.2 -25.0% -45.6%
Past 5 Years 54.1 -17.6% -25.9%

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 56.3 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Drug Enforcement Administration with a lead charge of "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A". This number is 5.3% 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 17.0% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 15 defendants compared with 12 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 54.1 months. This was 17.6% lower than the 65.7 months typical in Oregon and 25.9% lower than the 73.0 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 41 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 8 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 53.3 months to 118.9 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 54.1 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 65.7 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

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 100.0% of cases.

Program Area Judge District US  
Narcotics/Drugs 100.0% 100.0% 98.5% More

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 3 0.01 09/17/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
2 1 12.00 09/13/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
2 2 60.00 09/12/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
3 1 87.00 09/10/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
4 2 60.00 08/27/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
5 1 63.00 08/06/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
6 1 0.00 06/25/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
4 1 120.00 06/18/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
7 1 97.00 05/18/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
8 1 60.00 05/18/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
9 1 87.00 05/15/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
1 2 0.00 02/03/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
7 2 120.00 01/03/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
1 1 48.00 11/22/11 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
10 1 30.00 10/13/11 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details

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