Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Massachusetts
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A
Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV didn't dispose of any cases in the District of Massachusetts in the current fiscal year (2012) and disposed of 19 cases in the previous year.
Over the last five years, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Saylor was 66.0 months. This was 22.2% higher than the 54.0 months typical in Massachusetts and 29.4% higher than the 51.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 39 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 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 28.5 months to 66.0 months, putting Judge Saylor's median prison sentence of 66.0 months at the highest end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 54.0 months.
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
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
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV 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% 64.4% 96.4% More
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
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 94.9% 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: Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) (5.1%).
Agency Judge District US Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration 94.9% 52.3% 48.7% More Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) 5.1% 7.2% 7.7%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases
Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.