Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Louisiana East
Referring Agency: United States Postal Service
Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman didn't dispose of any cases in the Eastern District of Louisiana in the current fiscal year (2012) referred by the United States Postal Service.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Feldman was 15.8 months. This was 28.6% higher than the 12.3 months typical in Louisiana East and 44.5% lower than the 28.4 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman sentenced 14 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 Feldman'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 10 other judges in the Eastern District of Louisiana with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 0.0 months to 34.5 months, putting Judge Feldman's average prison sentence of 15.8 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Eastern District of Louisiana during that time was 12.3 months.
Born 1934 in St. Louis, MO
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 12, 1983, to a seat vacated by Jack M. Gordon; Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1983, and received commission on October 5, 1983.
Tulane University, B.A., 1955
Tulane Law School, J.D., 1957
U.S. Army Reserve captain, JAG Corps, 1957-1963
Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1957-1959
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1959-1983
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Other accounting for 71.4% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman over the past five years were: White Collar Crime (21.4%), Official Corruption (7.1%).
Program Area Judge District US Other 71.4% 45.6% 38.8% More White Collar Crime 21.4% 40.0% 41.7% Official Corruption 7.1% 5.6% 3.0%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman for the past five years was "18 USC 1708 - Theft or receipt of stolen mail matter generally". It accounted for 57.1% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman over the past five years were: "18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records" (14.3%), "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (14.3%), "18 USC 1711 - Misappropriation of postal funds" (7.1%), "18 USC 2115 - Robbery - Post office" (7.1%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 1708 - Theft or receipt of stolen mail matter generally 57.1% 17.8% 12.2% 18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records 14.3% 5.6% 2.8% 18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 14.3% 33.3% 11.9% 18 USC 1711 - Misappropriation of postal funds 7.1% 2.2% 3.0% 18 USC 2115 - Robbery - Post office 7.1% 1.1% 0.8%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman's Cases
Judge Martin Leach-Cross Feldman didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.