Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence

District Court - Massachusetts
Lead Charge: Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)
Program Area: Withheld by Govt from TRAC

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 92.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 85.0 - -
Past 5 Years 83.0 40.7% 72.9%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Median Prison Sentence Comparison

For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV in the District of Massachusetts, the median prison sentence was 92.0 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)" falling under the broad category of "Withheld by Govt from TRAC". During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced one defendant compared with 3 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.

Over the last five years, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Saylor was 83.0 months. This was 40.7% higher than the 59.0 months typical in Massachusetts and 72.9% higher than the 48.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV 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 Median Prison Sentence
in Months

Figure 1 compares Judge Saylor'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 11 other judges in the District of Massachusetts with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 0.0 months to 88.0 months, putting Judge Saylor's median prison sentence of 83.0 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 59.0 months.

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

Professional Biography

Born 1955 in Royal Oak, MI

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Nominated by George W. Bush on July 30, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Keeton; Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 2004, and received commission on June 2, 2004.

Northwestern University, B.S., 1977
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981-1987, 1993-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1987-1990
Special counsel & chief of staff to the assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1990-1993

Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled

The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was the Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration. It accounted for 60.0% of all cases.

Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: Homeland Security - Secret Service (formerly Treasury) (10.0%), Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) (10.0%), Labor (10.0%), Treasury - Internal Revenue Service (10.0%).

Agency Judge District US  
Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration 60.0% 46.5% 34.3%  
Homeland Security - Secret Service (formerly Treasury) 10.0% 4.0% 2.2%  
Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) 10.0% 3.0% 13.0%  
Labor 10.0% 6.1% 0.3%  
Treasury - Internal Revenue Service 10.0% 5.1% 1.8%  

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

Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 92.00 03/29/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details

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