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Bruce W Kauffman Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

Bruce W Kauffman Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

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Date Created:November 19, 2008

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Government Act 1978 
Rev. 112008 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) KAUFFMAN, BRUCE Court Organization W.S. DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN Date Report 05/05/2008 Title (Article Ill judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE -ACTIVE  Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Nomination, Date Initial [ZJ Annual Sb. Amended Report Final Reporting Period 01/01/2007 12/31/2007 Chambers Office Address ROOM 5613, U.S. COURTHOUSE 601 MARKET STREET PHILADELPHIA, 19106 the basis the information contained this Report and any modifications pertaining thereto, is, opinion, compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Reviewing Officer Date  

IMPORTANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying thisfonn must be--foUowed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable infonnation. Sign 011 last page. SITI NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable positions.) 
POSITION DIRECTOR FEDERAL JUDGES ASSOCIATION  
II. AGREEMENTS, (Reporting irtdividrrnl only; see pp.14-16 offilirtg instructions.) ..,., o-U):Z c::l>  c:o :3:: ;l;>  ::0 (")  
[ZJ  NONE (No reportable agreements.)  PARTIES AND TERMS  :::0 ;z: O)> .,, "'() 

Date Repor1 
KAUFFMAN, BRUCE 
05/05/2008 
III. N-INVESTMENT ME, (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-24 filing instructions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income  NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  

 SOURCE AND TYPE  INCOME  
(yours, not spouse's) 2007  PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE -ANNUITY DISTRIBUTION 00,000.00 Spouse's Non-Investment Income -If you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amo11nt 1101 required except for honoraria.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 
2007 SELF-EMPLOYED MARKETING DESIGNER (SEE NOTE 

IV. REIMBURSEMENTS --transportation, lodging, food, entertainment. 
(Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) SOURCE DATES LOCATION PURPOSE ITEMS PAID PROVIDED  FEDERAL JUDGES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING NEW YORK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION  MAYS, 2007 MARCH 23,2007  WASHINGTON, D.C. NEW YORK,NY  ANNUAL BOARD MEETING ANNUAL DINNER  MEALS AND HOTEL MEALS AND HOTEL  

Date Report 
KAUFFMAN, BRUCE 
05/05/2008 GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) [2J NONE (No reportable gifts.) SOURCE 

VALUE 

VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.)  NONE (No reportable liabilities.)  
CREDITOR  DESCRIPTION  VALUE CODE  ACS INC.  STUDENT LOAN SUNBANK TRUST MORTGAGE MORTGAGE DAUFUSKIE ISLAN, PROPTERTY HELD FOR None INVESTMENT 

Date Report 
KAUFFMAN, BRUCE 
05/05/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, vatue, transactions 11nctudes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 34-60 filing instructions.1 NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
(including trust assets)  
Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
reporting period  reporting period  

(2) (2) (1) 
(3)
(1) (5) 
Amount 
Type (e.g., 
Value 
Value 
Type (e.g., 
Identity 
Code 
buy, sell, 
Method 
buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) 
(J-P) 
(J-P)
redemption)
Code 
(if private 
(A-H) 
transaction)
(Q-W)  PENNSYL ANlA BUSINESS BANK CHECKING  Interest  WOMEN'S INVESTMENT NETWORK  Int./Div.  CANTONE RESEARCH -IRA see note  lnt./Div.  CANTONE RESEARCH -IRA (SEE NOTE  Distribution  SELIGMAN COMUI FDB  SELL  1/17  WESTERN ASSET EMERGING MARKETS INCOME INC (SEE NOTES)  SELL  1/17  FIRST TRUST SENIOR LOAN HIGH YIELD  BUY  1/17  ADVANTAGE ENERGY INCOME  BUY  1/18  BONA VISTA ENERGY TRUST  BUY  1/18  
10.  ENTERRA ENERGY TRUST  BUY  1/18  
11.  TRA VELCENTER AMERICA  SELL  2/06  
12.  CAROLINA GROUP  PARTIAL SELL  2/06  
13.  HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES REIT TRUST  SELL  3/5  
14.  MORGAN STANLEY MTNRO  SELL  04/10  
15.  GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.  PARTIAL SELL  04/11  
16.  GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.  PARTIAL SELL  6/12  
17.  GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.  PARTIAL SELL  7/9 Income Gain Codes: =Sl,000 Jess =Sl,001 -$2,500 =S2,501 -$5,000 =S5,001 -$15,000 =515,001 -S50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100,000 =Sl00,001 -Sl,000,000 =Sl,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000  
2-Value Codes =SIS,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =S50,001 -SJ00,000 =SI00,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =Sl,000,001 -$5,000,000 =55,000,001 -$25,000,000 =S25,000,00I -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes  Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessmenl =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Eslimaled  

Date Report 
KAUFFMAN, BRUCE 
05/05/2008 
Vil INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vatue, transactions rinctudes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
:-Descripti Assets 1-Gr:ss val end (including trust assets) reporting period reporting period Place "(X)" after each asset Amount Type (e.g (2) Type Value Gain Identity 
Iexempt from prior disclosure 	Code div., rent, Code buy, sell, -Code Code buyer/seller (A-H) int.) Day (A-H) (if private 
(J-P) 	(J-P)
L__L___ _13!1=ctoJ_- 
18. CAROLINA GROUP  PARTIAL SELL  9/21  
19. CAROLINA GROUP  BUY  9/21  
20. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.  PARTIALSELL  12/10  
21. ADVANTAGE ENERGY INCOME  SELL  12/12  
22. BONA VISTA ENERGY TRUST  BUY  12/12  
23. FIRST TRUST HIGH YIELD C/E PORT  BUY  12/12  
24. EVERGREEN INSTITUTION FD(SEE NOTE  
25. ANNALY MTG MGMT INC. REIT  
26. EMERGE INTERACTIVE, INC.  
27. HEALTHFUSION.COM  
28. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFIC  
29. PUBLIC STORAGE CUMULATIVE PERPETUAL PFD  
30. GENERAL MOTOR ACCEPTANCE NOTES  
31. NUVEEN QUALITY PREFERRED INCOME FUND  
32. CSP DEBT ACCOUNT LLC  None  
33. HPH -POPLAR STREET ASSOCIATES  Distribution  
34. HOLLIDAYSBURG ASSOCIATES, L.P.  Distribution Income Gain Codes: 1,000 Jess =Sl ,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 "$5,000 =S5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =S50,001 -$100,000 =5100,001 -s1,ooo,ooo =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More lhan $5,000,000 Value Codes 15,000 less =515,001 -$50,000 =$50,001 -SI00,000 =SI00,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and 03) =5250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =Sl,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,"IJ0,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes (Seo Column C2) =Appraisal =Book Value :=Cost (Real Estate Only) =Olher =Assessment =Estimated =Cash Market  

Date Report 
KAUFFMAN, BRUCE 05/05/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, ,,a1ue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 34-60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  

(1) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  
(A-H)  

___.____________________ _J_______...... ___ 
(2)
Type (e.g., div., rent, int.) 
Gross value end 
reporting period 

Value Code (J-P) 
(2)
Value Method Code 
(Q-W) (1)
Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) 
Transactions during reporting period 

(2)
Date 
Month Day 

----------l  
(3)  (4)  (5)  
Value  Gain  Identity  
Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
transaction)  

35. HOLLIDAYSBURG LAND ASSOCIATES,  None  
36. INVESTMENT PROPERTY, DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, (SEE NOTE  SALE  10/5  
37. CAPE SAVINGS BANK  Interest  
38. MOSAIC FUNDS  Dividend Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less ,om -s2,5oo =52,501 -55,000 =S5,001 -SJ5,000 =515,001 -550.000  
(See Columns and 04) =S50,001 -$100,000 =SI00,001 -SJ ,000,000 =Sl,000,001 -$5,000,000  1-12 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =SlS,000 Jess =515,001 -S50,000 =S50,00J -SJ00,000 =SI 00,001 -$250.000  
(See Columns and 03) =5250,001 -$500,000 =S500,001 -s1,ooo.on 1,000.001 -$5,000,000 =S5.000,00J -525,000,000 =$25,000,001 -S50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessmcnl =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Es1ima1ed  

Date Report 
KAUFFMAN, BRUCE 
05/05/2008 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndicalepartofReport.) FROM 2007 REPORT, PART Vll, LINE AND -SAME ACCOUNT. BROKEN OUT SHOW DIFFERENT ASPECTS INCOME. TOTAL VALUE ACCOUNT REPORTED LINE 
2.) FROM 2007 REPORT, PART VII, LINE -EVERGREEN INSTITUION -MONEY MARKET ACCOUTN USED HOLD IDLE CASH. 
3.) FROM 2007 REPORT, PART VII, LINE -INVESTMENT PROPERTY, DAUFUSKIE ISLAND SC, WAS SOLD DURING Tiffi YEAR. Tiffi PROPERTY REPORTED THE I.R.S. HAD COST BASIS $76,316 AND GROSS SALES PRICE $85,000. THERE CREATING GAlN $8,684, ADDITIONAL INCOME WAS EARNED THIS PROPERTY DURING Tiffi YEAR. 
4.) FROM 2006 REPORT, PART VII LINES AND -BANK DEPOSIT SWEEP EVERGREEN INSTITUTION -TRANSFER MONEY SHOWN 2006 REPORT. 
5.) FROM 2007 REPORT, PART VII LINE -RENAMED WESTERN ASSET EMERGING MARKETS FROM SALOMON BROS EMERGING MKTS SEE 2006 REPORT. 
6.) FROM 2006 REPORT, PART VII, LINE 16, ADVANTAGE ENERGY TRUST REPORTED ADVANTAGE ENERGY INC. 2007 REPORT. 
7.) FROM 2007 REPORT, PART lll-B, LINE -SELF-EMPLOYED MARKETING DESIGNER-DURING THE YEAR THIS COMPANY MADE DIVIDEND DISTRUBTUION $15,000. 

Date Report 
KAUFFMAN, BRUCE 
05/05/2008 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 

NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FlLE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 

FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544 
July 18, 2008  ,_..,  
(.!) t.--:;  ;;J  
Honorable Ortrie Smith, Chair  r11 I'-  
Judicial Conference the United States Committee Financial Disclosure  :.-. ,,.., .... 'f',    
One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, 20544  a:. '1r  -::: l'TI  
Re: Calendar Year 2007 Filing  
Response Letter Dated July 2008  

Dear Judge Smith: page the letter you reference Part VII, page line 11, and page Jines and 38, "Travelcenter America," "Cape Savings Bank," and "Mosaic Funds". All these assets were previously own'ed, but were exempt from disclosure because their income and values were below the reporting thresholds, and should have had parenthetical "(X)" alongside the name each asset instructed the heading Column have included copy the original letter that this letter formally responding to. requested, three copies this letter are being included with the response.



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