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Dan A. Polster – 2012

Dan A. Polster – 2012

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Rev. 112012 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Polster, Dan Court Organization U.S. Dist. Ct. Ohio Date Report 04/29/2013 Title (Article III 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 [{] Annual Sb. Amended Report Final Reporting Period 01/01/2012 12/31/2012 Chambers Office Address 
United States District Judge 
l8B Car.I Stokes U.S. Court 
Cleveland, Ohio 44113 
/MPO ANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Insert signature last page. POSITIONS, (Reporting individual only; see pp. 
9-13 filing instructions.) 
NONE (No reportable positions.) 
POSITION NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY 
Lifetime Trustee Agnon School 
Lifetime Trustee Siegal College Jewish Studies 
Trustee Jewish Education Center Cleveland 

Trustee Jewish Federation Cleveland 
Trustee Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau 
Trustee 
Board Directors Federal Bar Assn (Cleveland chapter) 
Board Directors Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation 

II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. -16 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable agreements.) PARTIES AND TERMS 199 U.S. Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) vested pension for Dept. Justice service (1976-1998); paid upon retirement from judicial service 

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013

III. 0N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-24 filing instrnctions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income  NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  

 SOURCE AND TYPE  
 
(yours, not spouse's)  
I.2012  Park Synagogue (Stipend for teaching I0th grade Confirmation class)  $3,500.00  

2.2012 Cleveland-Marshal College Law (taught class mediation) $2,000.00 Spouse's Non-Investment Income -I/you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. (Dollar amounl not required exc ept.for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) SOURCE AND TYPE 2012 Hahn, Loeser Parks (law firm) 
IV, REJMB URSEMENTS -transportation, lodging food, entertainment. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27offiling instructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.)  
SOURCE  DATES  LOCATION  PURPOSE  ITEMS PAID PROVIDED  American Conference Institute  October 27-29  New York, N.Y.  Participate CLE  Airfare, busfare: conference cancelled due Hurricane Sandy 

Polster, Dan 
0412912013 GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) 
[{]  NONE (No reportable gifts.)  
SOURCE  DESCRIPTION  VALUE 

VJ. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) 
[{]  NONE (No reportable liabilities.)  
CREDITOR  DESCRIPTION 

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(2) (I) 
(3) (4) Polster, Dan 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  mm/dd/yy  Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code3  redemption)  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction)  Money Market Funds (MLynch)  Interest  BBT Corp  Dividend  Buy  12/13/12  Oakmark Intl Fund  Dividend  Baron Growth  Dividend  GNMP41107 bonds  Dividend  Templeton Global  Dividend  Lord Abbett Value Mainstay Large Cap  Dividend Dividend  Sold  I0/11/12  NFJ Div Int Prem Strat  Dividend  
IO.  Amer.Funds Wash  Dividend  
11. 12.  Delaware Corp Eaton Vance Tax-Ad Div  Dividend Dividend  Buy (add'!)  10/11/12  
13.  BNY Capital Pref.  Dividend  Sold  11/26112  
14. 15.  USB Capital VIII Trust Pfd Cohen Steers Pref  Dividend Dividend  Sold Buy  11/26/12 10/11/12  
16.  
17.  Dreyfus Prem. Mun. Fund  Dividend Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less  ll=$1.00l -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns nnd 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.00 1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
 
(SecColumns and 03) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500.001 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25.000.000 =$25.000.00 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Apprnisal =Cos! (Real EstalC Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =01hcr =Estimated  

04/29/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and uSTS -income, value, transactions (lnc/11des those spouse and dependent children; seePP 34-60 filing ins/ructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including tmst assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(I) (I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
Code 
exempt from prior disclosure 
div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller Income Gnin Codes: =$1.000 less =$1.001  $2.500 =$2.501  $5.000 D=$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.00  $50.000 (Sec Columns and 04) =$50.001. $100.000 !00.00  $1.000.000 Ill =$1.000.001  $5.000.000 112 =More than $5.000.000 
Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001  $50.000 L=$50.001  00.000 =$100.001 -$250.000 

(Sec Columns and DJ) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500.00  $1.000.000 =$1,000.001 -$5,000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 
1'3 =$25.000.001  $50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 
Value Method Codes =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market =Appraisal 
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value V::::Q1hcr =Estimated 

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactimys.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(2) 
(1) 
(I) (3) (4) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  mm/dd/yy  Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code3  redemption)  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  

transaction) Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1.001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15.000  E=$15.00l $50,000  
(Sec Colunms and D4) =$50.00 -$I 00.000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000  111 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less  K=$15.001-$50.000 =$50.00I -$I 00.000 =$!00.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250.001  $500.000 =$500.001 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  1'2 =$5.000.001  $25.000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.00  $50.000.000  1'4 =More than $50.000.000 Value Mctl1od Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =13ook Value  V*"Othcr =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, va111e, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
seePP 34-60 filing instructions.) Description Assets Jncome during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including trust assets) reporting period reporting period Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1.001-$2.500 =$2.501 $5.000 =$5.001. $15.000 =$15.001  $50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04)   =$50.001. $100.000 =$100.00  $1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001. $5.000.000  fl2 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$1 5.001  $50.000 =$50.00  I00.000 =$100.00  $250.000  
(Sec Coh1111ns and 03) =$250.001  $500.000 =$500.00  $1.000.000 =$1.000.001  $5.000.000 =$5.000.001  $25.000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.00  $50.000.000  1'4 =More than $50.000.000 Value Me1hod Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Onl =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Valuc =Other =Estimated  

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, va111e, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; seePP -60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 

(Sec Columns 131 nnd 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less  K=$15.00l -$50.000 =$50.001 -$1 00.000 =$100.00 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and DJ) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500.001 -$1.000.000 =$1,000.001 -$5.000.000  1'2 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000  1'4 =More than $50.000.000 Ynluc Mc1hl)d Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Rcol Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =01hcr =Estimated  

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 

(including tmst assets) reporting period reporting period 
{I) {I) {I) (3) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date Value Gain Identity 
Code 
exempt from prior disclosure 
div., rent, Code Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1.001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.001  00.000 I00.00 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and 03) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500.00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000._DOI -$5.000.000  1'2 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000  1'4 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =.Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and uSTS
income, value, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including tmst assets) reporting period reporting period 
(2) (!) (2) (3) (4) (5) Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1.001 -$2.500 =$2,501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.00 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$I 00.00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250,001  $500.000 =$500.001 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  1'2 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.00 -$50.000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Mc1hod Codes ==Apprnis.il =Cost (Renl Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =-=llook Value =Oth =Estimated  

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see PP -60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(I) (2) (I) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  mm/dd/yy  Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction)  

120.  --Hewlett Packard  Sold  11/15/12  
121.  --Caterpillar Inc  
122.  --IBM Corp.  
123.  --Emerson Electric Co.  
124.  --Costco Wholesale Corp  
125.  Continental Resources Inc.  Buy  12/01/11  
126.  Hospitality Properties Reit Trust  Buy  11/01/11  
127.  Kinder Morgan Energy Partners  Buy  11/30/11  
128.  Barrick Gold Corp  Sold  11/15/12  
129.  --Vanguard Mid-Cap  
130.  --Cuyahoga Cty Cap lmpt Bond  
131.  --Embarq. (spinoft)  
132.  --Windstream (spinoff)  
133.  
134.  
135.  
136. Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1.001  $2.500 =$2.501  $5.000  D=$5.001  $15.000 =$I 5.00  $50.000  
(Sec Columns and D4) =$50.00  00.000 =$100.001  $1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 $5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001  $50.000 =$50.001  $100.000 =$100.001  $250.000  
(Sec Columns and 03} =$250.001  $500.000 =$500.00  $1.000.000 =$1.000.001  $5.000.000 =$5.000.001  $25,000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.00  $50.000.000  1'4 =More than $50.000.000 Vnluc Mclhod Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions (lnc/11des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instr11ctions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(2) 
(J) (3) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  mm/dd/yy  Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction) Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50.00  00.000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000  111 =$1 .000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500.001 -$1.000.000 41,000.001 -$5.000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000.00 -$50,000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Part VII (Investments and Trusts), lines and 63: These are 40l(K) and accounts, maintained through, 
law firm. They are both professionally managed ABA Retirement Funds. determines allocation among generic funds (e.g. bond, large-cap, small-cap). has knowledge control the selection the specific funds themselves. Part VII (Investments and Trusts), line 97. This company, Nicholas Financial Inc., went into bankruptcy reorganization. Part VII (Investments and Trusts), line 99. had listed this security, Trailer Bridge Inc., partial sale 
2011. fact, the Trust completely sold it. Part Board Directors Global Cleveland 

Polster, Dan 
04/29/2013 
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. 
Signature: Dan Polster 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 

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