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Avern L. Cohn – 2003

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
EASTERN DISTRICT MICHIGAN 
THEODORE LEVIN UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE 
231 WEST LAFAYE1TE ROOM 219 
 
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48226 
(313) 2!-14-5160 CHA.MEIERS 
AVERNCOHN DISTAIC:T JUDGE 
September 14, 2004 
Committee Financial Disclosure 
Administrative Office the U.S. Courts 
Suite 2-301 
One Coh..imbUSi Circle, N.E Wasingtori, 20544 
Dear Committe Financial Disclosure: response your letter dated September 2004, enclosed please find 
Avem Cohn 
Enclosures copies) 
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Calendar Year 2003 U.S.C. app.  101-11.1) Person Reporting (Last name, First name, Middle initial) Court Organization Date Report COHN, AVERN U.S. DISTRICT COURT-MICHIGAN 
04130/04 Title (Artil:le Judges indicate a1::tf.ve senior status; Reportrype (check appropriate type) Reporting Period 
magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) Nomination, Date. 
 
01101103 
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE-SENIOR Initial @Annual Final 12131/03 Chamb1rs Office Address the basis the infonnation contained this Report and any 
modifications pertaining thereto, is, opinion, compliance 
219 FEDERAL BUILDING 
with applicable laws and regulations. 
 
AND U.S COURTHOUSE DateDETROff, MICHIGAN 48226 
 
NOTES: The iinstructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part 
have reportable infonnation. Sign last page. POSTI10NS. (Reporti;n; individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions) 
 NONE -(No reportable J!Ositions.) 
POSITION NAME ORGANIZATIONIENTITY 
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II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual onty; see pp. 14-16 filing insttuctions) rl1: gifts.) 
 
VI. LIABILITIES. (Includles those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 32-34 instructions.) 
 NONE (No reportable H11bilities.) 
!;:REDITOR 
VALUE CODE 
 
Code 
Date Report 
Name Person Reporting 
04/30/04 
COHN, AVERN 
-income, value, tmnscations (includes those the spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-S7 filing instnJIC!ions.) 
Gross value end Tr:msactions during reporting period 
lncmne during 
Description Assets 
reporting period 
repol1ing period 
(illlcluding trust assets) not exempt ftom disclosure 
{3) (5) 
ll) 
{l) (2) 
Value Value Type (e.g. 
Dale: 
Place (X) after each asset exempt 
Ammmt Type (e.g. Identity Gain 
Value 
Code2 Method buy, sell, ftum prior disclosure 
Monlhbuyer/seller 
(if1xivate 
trar1sactic111) div. n:nt. Cade 
Codc2 
merb>er, 
{JP) Code3 
int.) 
(Q-W) redemption) 
(A-H} 
Day 
(J-P) 
(No reportable income, 1wiels, transactions) 
DNONE MORGAN CHASE 
AMERICAN INTI.. GROUP 
BRI S10LM YERS SQUIBB 
INTEL CORP 
GILLIITE COMP ANY 
WORLCOMM 
None Div Div Div Dividend 
None 
 
SALE PARTIAL DONA 
SALE 
 
1/15 
VAR 
1/16 
ROY DUTCH PETROLEUM Div PARTIAL 12111 
DONA 
SCHLUMBERGER, LTD. Div PARTIAL 12111 
MERCKCO. 
llilTERPUBUC GROUP 
10. 
11. SIGMAAJ.DRICH CORP. 
12. HEINZ COMPANY Div 
None Dividend Dividend 
 
DON PARTIAL SALE 4/10 PARTIAL DONA 121 
 
14. 
KIMBERLY CLARK Dividend PARTIAL 12111 
DONA 
WALT DISNEY CO. Dividend 
15. 
QUALCOMM INC 
 
16. 
GATX CORP 
 
17. 
18. HONEYWEU. INTL 
-------------------- lncom1:/Gain Codes: =SJ ,000 less ,001-$2,500 S2.50 l-SS,000 $5,00l-S15,000 S!5,00J-$50,00(1 Dividend 
None Dividend Dividend 
SALE 1115 PARTIAL SALE SALE 12111 10/10 
(See Columns nncl 1)4) :::. Value Cod,OO-S250,000  $5.000,001-$25,000,000 $15,00!i-$50,0011 
 
Name Person Reporting COHN, AVERN Oc$cription AssetS Income during reporting period Gross value end reporting period Transactions during reporting period 
(im:luding trust assets) (1) (2) (I) (2) {l) not exempt from disclosure (2) 
Place (X) after each asset eJtempt from prior disclosure Amount Type (e.g. Cade div. n:nl (AH) inl) Value Value Code2 Method {J-P) Code3 (W) Type (e.g. bay, sell, merger, redemption) Date: Month-Day Value Code2 (J-P) Gain Identity Cade buyer/seller. (A-H) (ifprfaite tram;actiou) 
55. MICROSOFT CORP Dividend BUY 7/17 
56. SAIEWAY INC None BUY 7/17 
57. NORTHFORK BANCORP Dividend BUY 7/17 
58. WASHINGTON MUTUAL INC Dividend BUY 10114 
59. WACHOVIA CORP Dividend BUY 10114 
60. NORTHROP GRUMMAN PFD 7.25% Dividend T BUY 10/14 
61. AMGEN INC None T BUY 12117 
62. PFJIZER Dividend BUY 12117 
63. CUMMINS INC Dividend BUY 12117 
64. EMCOR GROUP INC. None BUY 12117 
65. ONE GROUP MUN M/M FUND Dividend BUY VAR 
66. ONE GROUP MUM M/M FUND None SALE VAR 
67. ONE GROUP MUN BOND FUND Dividend SALE 3/11 
68. BANK CTF DEP Interest BUY 8102 SEE NOTES PART VIII 
69. CNL CTF DEP Interest BUY 8/02 SEE NOTE PART VIII 
70. COASTAL FED CTF DEP Interest BUY 8/02 SEE NOTE PART VIII 
71. EQUITABLE FED SVGS CERT DEP Interest BUY 8102 SEE NOTE INPART VIII 
72. ETRADE CERT DEP Interest BUY 8102 SEE NOTE INPART VIII 1,000 lei;;. Sl.Ofil-$:2,500 S2,501S5,000 $5,001-$15,000 $15,001-$50,000 
(Sec 0Jlumns and 1)4) $50.001-Sl 00,000 SI00,001-SJ,OOO,OO(J Sl.000,00lS5.000.000  MoT thai1 $5,000,000 
:2. Vaiue C:o::i:: $t5,ClDO i::ss SJ5.001-S50.000 S50,00l-Sl00,00fl $100,001-$250,000 
::c Columns an!l  S.!50,000-5(X1.(YJO S50D,00i-Sl,OOO,O()(J Sl.000,001-$5.000.0()0 $5.:J[l0,!l0l-S25,000,000 $25,0flL(VJ l-S51J.[l()lJJl0(l  SMorc lhau s:so,OOD,000 
Cash/Market 
 
Date Report 
Name Person Reporting 
COHN, AVERN 
04/30/04 -income, value. transi;ations (includes those the spouse and dependent ch!ldren. See pp. 34-57 offfiing i11sttuctions.) 
VIL INV13Sn.IBNTS and TRUSTS 
Description ofAssets 
including tmst asscls) 
place (X) after each asset 1cmpt from prior disclosure 
BBU.EVILLE NORTH VENTURE 
73. 
 
 
HUNTINGTON GARDEN A.PTS. 
74. 
 
HUNTINGTON GARDEN APTS. 
75. 
 
 
LA.NC::ASTER HILLS APTS CO. 
76. 
 
LANCASTER HILLS APTS CO. 
77. 
 
LONG LAKE-TELEGRAPH RD. 
78. 
FRAJIKEL-NODLEHS 
79. 
SIEAWAYTOWERS 
80. 
81. BLOOMFIELD VIILAGE SQUARE 
BLOOMFIELD VILLAGE SQUARE 
82. 
FERRISPARK TOWERS 
83. 
84. FERRIS PARK TOWERS 
85. 	E:ELLEVILLE NORTH MARSH VENTURE 
86. DIXIE PROPERTIES 
Income during 
rertingperiod 
(I) (2) 
 
Amount Type (e.g. 
Codel div. renl 
(AH) int.) 
None 
Rent Interest Interest Rent Rent 
None Rent Int Gross 2lue end 
reporting period {I) (2) 
Value Value Code2 Mel hod (J-P) Code3 (Q-W) Rent Rent Interest Rent Interest 
(I) 
Type (e.g. 
buy,scll, merger, 
redemption} 
Transactions during reporting period Ifnot C.lempt disclosure 
Date: Value Identity 
Month 
Code2 Code buyer/sellerDay (J-P) (A-H} (ifprillle 
transaction) 
FINAL2003 
87. 
DIXIE PROPERTIES Rent 
88. 
ELLOOMFIELD Pl.AZA, Ll,C Rent 
OMFIELD Pl.AZt, U.C: Int 
90. GOP LlMITED PARTNERSHIP Rent 
-- ----------------------------.. 1,000 les Sl,001-52,500 S2,501-S5,000 $5.00 lSl 5,000 $J5,00l-$51J,Oil[I $5U.00i-$l0C,OOO SIOO,OOl-Sl,000,00(J SJ.000,00lSS.000.000 .Moro thaI> $5,000,CIOCJ !5,000 less Sl5,00I-S50.000 SS!J,OO!-SI00,000 S100,001-S250,0D0 $250,0{l[J-$500.(lf!D SSOO,ODl-S!,000,00tJ !i;l.000,001-$5,000.0IJO  $5.000,0!il-.b2.5,0DU,00(1 s:2.000,0Dl-S5U,000.00f SMtire tha11 S:50,0:lCf,OW pprmsI  Cnst fl(:.:a Esm1i.. inJy Bo:1i; V:tl1:.: DH.. ;;miatcd 
 
Name Person Reporting Datf: 
COHN, AVERNL 04/30/()4 
. VII. INVESNTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transcations (includes those ofthe spouse :and dependent children. See pp. 34-57 filing instructions.) Income during Gross value end Transac:tions during reporting period 
Description Assets reporting period reporting period 
(including trust assets) 
not exempt from disclosun:: 
(I) (2) {l) 
(1) 
(2) (5) Value Type (e.g. Date: 
Value 
Place (X) after each asset cxmipt 
Value Identity 
Amount Type 
Method buy, sell, Month 
Code2 
from prior disclosure 
buyer/seller 
Code ICode div. rent. Code2 
Qidi:3 merger, Day 
redemption) 
(Q-W) 
int.) (J-P) (if private (AH) transaction) 
91. GGP LIMITED PARTNERSHllP Interest 
92. GGP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Dividend 
 
94. 
AMY JOY VENTURE None 
 -EATON NURSERY SALES Rent 
WOODFORD APT. HOTEL CO. Rent 
95. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES, LLC None 
96. 
NORTH HILL CENTER, Rent 
97. 
BLOOMFIELD PIAZA U..C: Interest 
98. 
BLOOMFIELD PLAZA u..c: Rent 
99. 
100. 101. 102. HOLLY RESIDENTIAL -THE THING ABOUT MEN LTD PART -BIWIDON LONG LAKE LTD PART PART Interest None BUY BUY 2003 2003 
103. CEDAR SPRINGS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS Interest 
104. UVJNGSTON COUNTY Mll BOND Interest REDEMPT 4/1 
ION 
105. STATE BLDG AUTH Interest REDEMPT 10/l 
ION 
106. LANSE CREUSE PUB SCHOOLS Interest 
107. STATE HOSP FIN AlITH Interest 
108. MARICOPA ARJZONA Interest 
 
 
r--1 Income/Gain Codes: !See Columns llnd D4) Sl,000 les$  $50.:)0J lOO,OOO - $1.OO1-$2,500 $J(l{J,O:Jl-Sl,000,000 S2.50l-$5,000  Sl.O!J0,001-$5.00il.OOO $5.00l-$15,000 1-!ore 1hau S5,000,000 5,00J-$50,00(j vruu Codes: Sl5,00D o:-le $15,001-$50,000 S50,00J-$100,000 lvl S!Ofl,Otll-S250,000 
iSec Columns and D3) S2SO,OOG-S500.000 SS00,1)01-Sl,OOG,00() f>I 0 Sl_ll00,()(JJ-S5JWU.000 .b..000,00i-S25.000,000 $5.[tHD.OOi-50.00ll.00i P.  SMnre than :50,000,UOD 
 
-income, value. transcations (includes those the spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-57 filing instmctions.) 
.VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS 
lncotne during Gross lllne end Transactions during reporting pc:riod Description Assets reporting period 
reporting period 
(including trust assets) 
 
109. 110. 111. 112. 113. Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure G!JDUCESTER OAKLAND COUNTY ANCHOR BAY, ALMA, PUB SCHOOLS YPSILANTI, (I) Amoimt Code (AH) (2) Type (e.g. div. rent. in1.) Interest Interest Interest Interest Interest (I) Value Code2 (J.P) (2) Value Method Code3 (W) (I) Type (e.I.!. buy, sell, merger,redemption) RED EMPT ION Ifnot exempt from disclosure  (2) (3) (4) (5;)Date: Value Gain Identity MonthCode2 Code buyer/seller-Day (J-P) (if private tra1saction) 511 
114. WHITE CLOUD, Interest 
ll5. 116. STATE TRUNK LINE HOSP FIN AUTH LANS:ING,MI Interest Interest RED EMPT ION 5111 
117. MUSKEGON HTS, Interest 
118. 119. 120. 121. TECUMSEH, SCHOOLS MANISTEE SCHOOLS !BOND -LAKEVIEW SCHOOLS BOND -HURON SCHOOLS BOHD Interest Interest Interest Interest 
122. ELK. .RAPIDS, SCHOOLS BOND Interest BUY 3/26 
123. GRAND RAPIDS KENT CNTY, BOND Interest BUY 4116 
124. CANTON CHARTER TWP,, BOND Interest BUY 3127 
125. 126. LAKE ORION, SCHOOll.S BOND CONDO MINIUM-CHARLEVOIX,MI. Interest None BUY 4117 lncomt:iGain Codes: is-c Cioiumm; and 04) Value Codes: 15:; Coim1m am:: LJ3) $;1,000 les;; $50 ()0l-$100,000  ,flOO less $;!.il[l,000-$500.000  S25,llOO,OfJ!-SSG,OOO.OOO =SI ,001-$2,500  SOG,001-$1,000,000 Si5.00l-S50,000 $50U,001-Sl,OOO,OOO S2,50l-S5,000 Sl.000,001-S5.000.00I S5!J,00l-SJQ0,00(i  Si.OOO,Otll-S5,000.000  $More Ihm ;5(>,0fiU,000 !i5.00l-Sl5,000 More !ban $5,000,00(J ,., SJDtDlll $250,000 $5.000,00l-S25,tlO(J,00!1 ----- $15,001-$50,000 . fattmmcd 
 
 
Date 
Name Person Reporting 
COHN, AVERNL Page g  VIL .INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transcations (includes those the spouse mnd dependent childnm. See pp. 34-:i7 filing instructions.) 
------, 
Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting puriod 
Description Assets including trust assets) 
n:porting period 
reporting period 
(1) (2) 
not exempt from disclosure 
(1) 
(2) (4) (S) 
Date: 
Type (e.g. Value Gain Identity 
pl1ace (X) after each asset eicempt from prior disclosure 
 
(e.g. 
ValueValueAmo1mt Type 
Code2 Method buy, sell, 	Month 
Codc2 Code 
div. rent. (AH) int.) (J-P) Code3 merger, Day (J-P) (A-H)redemption) 
 
(QW) 
127. 	20lo llIT.-LAND-CHARLEVOIX, None DONATE 5/22 
128. 
SPOUSES HOLDINGS: 
 
129. 
EXON/MOBIL CORP Dividend 
 
130. Dividend 
 
131. 
INTELCORP Div 
 
 
132. PLOUGH Div 
Code buycr/sellct 
{if private 
transaction) 
 
133. 
MICR.OSOFTCORP. 	None 
 
134. 
AM:ERICAN INTI. GRP Dividend 
 
 
 
135. IBM Dividend 
136. 
PFlZER Dividend 
 
137. 
VIACOM 	None 
 
138. 
WAL MART Dividend 
 
 
139. FLEEiTBOSTON FINANCIAL Dividend 
140. 
ATT Dividend 
 
141. 
PRO(::TER GAMBLE Dividend 
 
 
142. 	GlI..l .ETIE Dividend 
143. 
NY1IMESClA Dividend 
 
144. 
HSBC HOIDINGS PLC 	None 
 
 
-- --------------------- lncon1,00l-S250,00()I Sem prior disclosure WHIG DELL SFARGO ASTRA ZENECAPLC HEiRSHEY FOODS CORP RPILLAR CATE SEHOLDINTLHOU LOCI< :HEED MARTIN Income during reporting period (l) (2) Amount Type (e.g. Code! div. rent. (A-H) int.) Dividend None Dividend None Dividend Dividend Dividend None Dividend Gross value end reporting period (I) (2) Value Value Code2 Method (J-P) Code3 (Q-W) Tlllllsactions during reporting period (I) Ifnot exempt from disclosure (3) Type (e.g. Date: Valuebuy, sell, MonthCode2 merger, Day (J-P)redemption) (4) Identity Code! buyer/seller (A-H) (ifprhllte transaction) 
154. JENAMG None 
155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162. DIEBOID EMC CORP JABII.CIRCUIT TE)U ElDl ..S INSTRUMENTS iPONT STAil:BUCKS CORP :xFEDE --WAYNE COUNTY, AIRPORT None None None None Dividend None Dividend Interest J 
 
----- Income/Gain Codes. $1,000 le,;..; Sl,001-$2,500 $2,501-SS,000 S:S.OOl-$15,000 $15,0Qi ..$50,000 
!See Columns nntl D4) $50.001-!DlOU,OO(J --SIOO,OOi-$1,000,000 SL000,001-$5,000.000 Moll! than $5,000,000 
::; Value Codes: $15,flOOorless t 
 
= 5,00 i-S50,000 $:50,001-$100,000 100,00l-S250,000 
:See Columns and D.1) S.!50,00D-$500.00C>  500,0IJl-Sl,OOO,OOIJ S!.DOO,(JOi-$5,0llO.OOO S.00,001-$25,000,000 
P. -S:::5,llOO.OOJ-$5U,000.00(> $More than $50,000,000 
AppmurnJ 
FINAN1CIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT Name Person Reporting Page 10of12 COHN, AVERN 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS. -inoome, va1ue. trauscations (includes those the spouse and dependent children. See pp. 34-s1 filing instructions.) 
 Description Assets (including trust assets) Place (X) after each asset fuJm prior disclosure empt Income during reporting period (I) (2) Amount Type (e.g. Code! div. rent. (A-H) int.) Gross value end reporting period (2) Value Value Code2 Method (J-P) Code3 Q-W) Transactions during reporting period (I) not exempt from disclosure Type (e.g. Date: Value buy, sell, MonthCode2 merger, Day (J-P)redemption) (4) (5) Gain Identity_ Code buyerfseller (A-H) (ifprivate transaction) 
163 ROMUWS, SCHOOLS Interest 
164. STA TRUNK IlNE Interest 
165. MUN BOND AUTH Int 
166. ANN ARBOR. DEV Int 
167. MARQUETTE, PUBLIC Salue end reporting period (I} (2) Value Value Code2 Method (l-P) Code3 .(Q-W) Transactions during rep()l1ing period (I) IfllC>t exempt from disclosure (2) (3) Type (e.g. Date: Valuebuy, sell, MonthCode2 mergCf, Day (J-P)redemption) (:5) Gain Identity Cocle buyer/seller (A-H]I (if:private transaction) 
188. 189. 190. 191. UTICA, S1rA ENVIRON ARTI;PACE, INC. Interest Interest S-CORP 
192. WASHTENAW PART 
193. COMMERCE CENTER BLl None 
194. 195. 196. 197. 198. TALLAHASSEE MALL PAJRTNERS,LTD. VllCIORYVAILEYPART TIllMFG INVESTORS i..P CHICO MAIL PARTNERS BRO.ADWAY MALL PAR1 NERS PART PART None PART PART Income/Gain Codes: ,!;. $1.000 les =SI ,001-$2,500 S,501-$5,000 S5.00l-$15,000 15,00 ..$50,0llft 
1See Cuiunms amlD4)  $5(i.001-$l00,000 SIOU,O