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Mark W. Bennett – 2012

Mark W. Bennett – 2012

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Government Act I978
Rev. 112013 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 U.S.C. app. IOI-I II) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) BENNETT, MARK Court Organization USDCiNorthem District oflowa Date Report 07/25/2013 Title (Article III judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) U.S. District Court Judge  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 
313 United States Courthouse 320 Sixth Street Sioux City, 51101 
IMPORTANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying tllisform must followed Complete all parts, checking tile NONE box for each part where you IIave reportable information. POSITI0NS. (Reporting intlivitlu11l only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) 
[{]  NONE (No reportable positions.)  
POSITION  NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY 

II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting intlivitlu11l only; see pp. 14-16 offiling instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable agreements.) 

PARTIES AND TERMS Spouse'S Non-Investment Income -If you were m11rrietl tluring tmy portion the reporting ye11r, complete this section. 
(Dollar amount no/ required except.for honoraria-) 
[2] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 

JV. REIMBURSEMENTS -trtmsport11tio11, lotlging,footl, entert11inment. 
(Includes those spouse a11d dependent children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) 

SOURCE DATES LOCATION PURPOSE ITEMS PAID PROVIDED 	
NACOL 1.19-1.21 Aspen, NACDL Seminar airfare, lodging, meals 	
Judicial Education Division 1.30-1.31 Chicago, Education Conference 2012 aifare, lodging, meals the Jll inois Courts 	
Drake University School 2.19-2.20 Des Moines, Co-teaching law class mileage, lodging Law 

Federal Judicial Center 3.19-3.21 Charlotte, FJC Jury Workshop airfare, lodging, meals Seton Hall University School 3.26-3.29 Newark, Visiting Jurist Residence airfare, lodging, meals Law 

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013 	
Judicial Education Division 4.16-4.17 Chicago, Education Conference 2012 aifare, lodging, meals the Illinois Courts 	
Drake University Law School 4.21 Des Moines, Co-teaching law class mileage 	
New York Law School 4.22-4.24 New York, Law School Employee airfare, lodging, meals Rights Advocacy Institute for Law Policy Symposium 	
Alaska Bar Association 5.1-5.2 Anchorage, State Judges Conference/ airfare, lodging, meals Bar Convention 

10. 

King County Bar Association Seattle, 
Pacific Coast Labor airfare, lodging, meals Employment Law Conference 
11.  Nevada Federal Public Defender's Office  5.16-5.17  Las Vegas  Nevada FPD  airfare, lodging, meals  
12.  National Association Criminal Defeense Lawyers ABA  5.23-5.25  St. Petersburg,  21st Annual National Seminar the Federal Sentencing Guidelines  airfare, lodging, meals  
13.  University Louisville Brandeis Law School  6.20-6.21  Louisville,  8th Annual Carl Warns Labor and Employment Law Institute  airfare, lodging, meals  
14.  Arizona State Bar Association  6.21-6.23  Phoenix,  Arizona State Bar Convention  airfare. lodging, meals  

The Eisenhower Project 9.30-10.1 New Orleans, American Judgs Annual airfare, lodging, meals Conference 
16. 	American Bar Association 10.31-11.3 Atlanta, 6th Annual ABA Section airfare, lodging, meals Labor and Employment Law Confernece 

Iowa State Bar Association 12.13-12.14 Des Moines, Federal Practice Seminar mileage, lodging 

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013 GIFTS. (Jnc/ucles those spouse mu/ clepe11tle11t c!tiltlren; see pp. 28-31 filing illstruc:tion..) 
[{] NONE (No reportable gifts.) 
SOURCE DESCRIPTION VALUE 

VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those ofspouse t1ntl tlepentlenl children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
CREDITOR 
DESCRIPTION VALUE CODE 

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vt1111e, transt1ctions r1nc1m1es those ofspm1se 11n11 t1epent1ent c11ut1ren; :.ee PP 14-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  ofreporting period  

(I) (2) (I) (2) (I) (2) (4) 
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) (A-H) (if private 
transaction) Non-IRA (Fidelity) 
ANTX 	None 
Berkshire Hathaway 	None 
FBR Focus Fund 	None Income Gain Codes: =$1 ,000 Jess B=$1, 001 -$2,500 c=$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$1 5,000 E=$1 00I -$50,000 (See Columns and D4) =$50,001 -$100,000 G=SJ00,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 H2=More than $5,000,000 Value Codes J=$15,000 Jess K=$1 5,001 -$50,000 L=$50,001 -$1 00,000 =$1 00,001 -$250,000 
(See Columns and DJ) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1 ,000,000 =$1 ,000,001 -$5,000,000 P2=$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 
PJ=$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 P4=More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment T=Cash Market (See Column C2) V=Other =Book Value 	W=Estimated 

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013

VII. INVESTMENTS and UST -income, v11111e, tnm.wctions r1nc111c1es r1tose ,if spouse 11m1 c1epenc1ent c1tildren; see PP 34-611 ,if filing instr11cuom.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross va]ue end Transactions during reporting period (including trust assets) reporting period ofreporting period 
(2) (I) (2) (2) (3) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure  Amount Code (A-H)  Type (e.g., div., rent, int.)  Value Code (J-P)  Value Method Code3 (Q-W)  Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption)  Date mm/dd/yy  Value Code (J-P)  Gain Code (AH)  Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  
18.  First Eagle Global Class  None  Sold (part)  11/26112  
19.  Iva Worldwide Fund  None  Sold (part)  5/30/12  

20. Sold 9121112 (part)
21. Sold 10/31112 Income Gain Codes:  A=$J,000 less 41,00  $2,500  c=$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4)  F=$50,001 -$100.000  G=$JOO,OOI -$1,000,000  HI=$1,000,001 -$5,000,000  H2=More than $5,000,000 Value Codes (See Columns and DJ) =$15,000 less N=$250,001 -$500,000 =$15.001 -$50,000 0=$500,001-$1,000,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$1,000,001-$5,000,000 =$100,001 -$250,000 =$5,000,001-$25,000,000  
P3=$25,000,001 -$50,000,000  P4=More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes  Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value  V=Other =Estimated  

BENNETT, MARK 
0712512013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, v11111e, 1r1111.mctio11s r1nc1ut1es ttwse spouse 11m1 t1epemten1 c11itt1ren; see PP J4-6o filing instructions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Jncome during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (5) 
Place (X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure  Amount Code (A-H)  Type (e.g., div., rent, int.)  Value Code (J-P)  Value Method Code3 (Q-W)  Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption)  Date mm/dd/yy  Value Code (J-P)  Gain Code (A-H)  Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  
35.  Iowa College Savings Account control  None  

CKG ACCT; Fidelity, Boston Interest 
Wells Fargo Checking Account Interest 
38. Iowa/Nebraska State Bank Checking Interest Account Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less 41,001 -$2,500  c=$2,501 -$5,000  D=$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04)  F=$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000  H2=More than $5,000,000 Value Codes (See Columns and DJ) =$15,000 less N=$250,001 -$500,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 Pl=$1,000,001-$5,000,000 =$100,001 -$250,000 P2=$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes  Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(See Column CZ) =Book Value  V=Other =Estimated  

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, v11t11e, 1rcms11ctions r1nc1mtes 11iose ofspcmse 11nt1 t1epent1en1 ctii1c1re11; see pp. 34-6(} filing instructionf.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  ofreporting period  

(I) (2) (I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) 
Place (X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure  Amount Code (A-H)  Type (e.g., div., rent, int.)  Value Code (J-P)  Value Method Code (Q-W)  Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption)  Date mm/dd/yy  Value Code (J-P)  Gain Code (A-H)  Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  
Berkshire Hathaway Inc DEL  None  Buy(add'I) Buy(add'!)  2/9/12 03/30112  

Buy 04112112 (add'!) 
Buy 12/31112 (add'I) 
56. Direxion Long/Short Global None 	Sold 09/24112 
Fidelity Cash Reserves Dividend 
58. Fidelity Japan Smaller Co's 	None Buy 12/18112 
59. 60. 61.  Fidelity Real Estate Income Fidelity Select Energy  Dividend Dividend  Buy(add'I) Buy(add'I) Buy  1/24112 07/27/12 11/29112  
62. 63.  First Eagle Global Class  None  Sold (part) Buy(add'!)  07112/12 08114/12  

Sold
10/24/12 
(part) 
65. 
First Eagle Global Class Dividend 

66. 
Harbor International Dividend Harding Loevner Emerging MRKTS None 
68. 
I.Income Gain Codes: ==$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 (See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100,000 G=$I OO,OOI -$1,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 Jess K=$15,001-$50,000 (See Columns and DJ) =$250,001 -$500 000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 Value Method Codes Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) (See Column C2) 

V:::oOther =Book Value 

Buy 04/05112 
Buy 3126112 (add'I) 
Buy 04/12/12 (add'I) =$2,501 -$5,000  0=$5,001-$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5.000,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$250,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,00 -$25,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 =Assessment  T=Cash Market =Estimated  

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, v11tue, 1r1111.mctio11s r111c111t1e. ttwse ofspm1se 111111 t1epent1e11t c1tilt1ren; see PP 34-60 1>f fiting instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  ofreporting period  

(1) (2) (l) (2) (I) (2) (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) 
69. 	Sold 09/20/12 
70. 
Hennessy Japan None 	Buy 12/18/12 

71. 	
ING Russia Fund Class None Sold 04/19/12 (part) 

72. 
Sold 09/24/12 
Invesco International Small Co.  Dividend  Sold  07111/12  
(part)  
!Shares I00 Index Fund  Dividend  Sold  04/04112  
(part)  

75. 
Sold 05/08112 (part) Income Gain Codes: (See Columns and 04) =$1,000 Jess F=$50,001 -$100,000 41,001 -$2,500 G=$100,00l -$1,000,000 =$2.501 -$5,000 =$1,000,001-$5,000,000  0=$5,001-$15,000 =More than $5,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 Value Codes (See Columns and D3)  J=$15,000or less N=$250,001 -$500,000 P3=$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 0=$500,001 -$1,000,000  L=$50,001 -$!00,000 Pl=$1,000,00J -$5,000,000 P4=More than $50,000,000  M=$100,001-$250,000 P2=$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 Value Method Codes (See Column C2)  Q=Appraisal =Book Value =Cost (Real Estate Only) V=Other =Assessment =Estimated =Cash Market  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -buome, v11111e, 1r1111.wction. r111c1ut1es 111ose of.pouse 11n11 t1epen11e111 c11ut1ren; see PP 34-60 r>f
fili11c instructio11 ..-.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 

I.Income Gain Codes; =$1,000 less 41,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000  D=$5,00l -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4) =$50,001 -$100,000  G=$100,00l -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes (See Columns and DJ)  J=$15,000 Jess N=$250,00 -$500,000PJ =$25,000,00 -$50,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 0=$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$50,001 -$!00,000 Pl=$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 =$100,001 -$250,000 P2=$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 Value Method Codes  Q=Appraisa1 =Cost (Rea] Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value  V=Other =Estimated  

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vt1lue, 1r1111st1ctio11s r1nc1ut1es 1110..e ofspou.ve t1m1 t1epent1en1 c1tilt1ren; see PP 34-60 filing in.vtmctions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  ofreporting period  

(I) (I} (2) (I) (3) (4) 
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, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code redemption) (A-H) (if private 
(QW) transaction) 
103. 
Oakmark Equity Income Dividend 

104. 
Permanent Portfolio** Dividend 

105. 
Pimco All Asset Fund Dividend Buy 11/30/12 

106. 
Proshares None Sold 1/18112 (part) 

107. 
Buy 04103112 (add' 
108. 
Buy 04/04/12 (add'!) 
109. Sold 04109112 (part) Income Gain Codes: (See Columns and D4)  A=$1,000 less =$50,001 -$100,000 =$1,001 -$2,500 G=$i00,00I-$1,000,000  c=$2,501 -$5,000 HI=$1,000,001-$5,000,000  D=$5,001-$15,000 H2=More than $5,000,000  E=$15,00l -$50,000 Value Codes (See Columns and DJ)  J=$15,000 less N=$250,001 -$500,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 0=$500,001 -$1,000,000  L=$50,001 -$!00,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$100,001 -$250,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(See Column CZ) =Book Value  V=Other =Estimated  

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vuiue, tr111m1ctions r1nc1ut1es t1tou ofspouse ""'1 t1epent1ent c1tilt1ren; 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 trust assets)  reporting period  ofreporting period  

(I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) 
Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure  Amount Code (A-H)  Type (e.g., div., rent, int.)  Value Code (J-P)  Value Method Code (Q-W)  Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption)  Date mrn/dd/yy  Value Code (J-P)  Gain Code (A-H)  Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  
120. 121.  Robeco Boston Prtners  None  Sold (part)  11/28/12  

122. Select Sector SPDR None Buy 03130112 Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001  $15,000  E=$15,00l -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4)  F=$50,001 -$100,000  G=$100,00I -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001-$5,000,000  H2=More than $5,000,000 Value Codes  J=$15,000orless  K=$15.00I -$50,000  L=$50,001 -$100,000  M=$JOO,OOl -$250,000  
(See Columns and DJ) =$250,00 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,00l -$5,000,000  P2=$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value  V=Other =Estimated  

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, v11111e, tmnst1ctio11s r111c1ut1es ttwse spouse mut t1epent1e111 c1tilt1ren; see pp. 34-611 fl/inc 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) (2) (I) (2) (4) 
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,  Code2  Method  buy, sell,  mm/dcl/yy  Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction)  

137.  Dreyfus Liquid Assets, Inc.  None  Matured  03/21112  
138.  Ivy Asset Strategy Fund  None  Sold  03/21/12  
139.  Ivy Global Natural Resources  None  Sold  03/21/12  
140.  Select Sector SPDR  None  Buy(add'!)  01103112  
141.  Templeton Global Bond Fund  None  Sold  03/21/12 Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500  c=$2,501 -$5,000  0=$5,001-$15,000  E=$15,00l -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04)  F=$50,001 -$!00,000  G=$100,00I-$1,000,000  HJ=$1,000,001 -$5,000,000  H2=More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less  K=$15,001 -$50,000  L=$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and DJ) =$250,001 -$500,000  0=$500, 001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000  P2=$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Vale Method Codes  Q=Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2)  U=Bock Value  V=Other  W=Estimated  

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lntlict1lept1rlofreport.) 
Hennessey Focus Fund (line was referred the 2011 report FBR Focus Fund. There was name change 2012 
Vanguard Specialized Portfolios (line 11) was completely sold 2011, but inadvertantly left the report response letter inquiry, the Iowa College Savings account (line 34) includes Moderate Growth Portfolio and Aggresive Growth Portfolio. not 
age-based. response letter inquiry, the Iowa College Savings acccount (line 35) includs Moderate Growth Portfolio and Aggressive Growth Portfolio. not 
age-basedThe Limited Partnerships (lines 41-43) were closed 2012 but the filer does not remember the exact dates --The filer also does not recall anyone else involved the transactions. Blackrock Energy Resources (line 50) rolled over Smith Barney IRA 3.21 Berkshire Hathaway (line 52) additional shares were Smith Barney IRA 3.21 
.First Eagle Global Class (line rolled over from Smith Barney IRA 3.21 ING Russia Fund Class line rolled over fro Smith Barney IRA 3.21 IShares 100 Index Fund (line 74) rolled over fro Smith Barney IRA 3.21 !shares Preferred Stock (line 77) rolled over from Smith Barney IRA 3.21 Ishares SP GSCI Commodity (line 79) was completely sold 2011, but inadvertantly left the report Market Vectors ETF (line 81) additional shares were Smith Barney IRA 3.21 MFS Emerging Marke!s Fund (lme102) rolled over IRA 3.21
Permanent Portfoho (!me 104) add1t10nal rolled over Smith Barney IRA 3.21
Select Sector SPDR (!me 122) rolled over Smith IRA 3.21 Thornburg Investment Income Builder (line 126) rolled over frorr( Smith Barney IRA 3.21 

BENNETT, MARK 
07/25/2013
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: MARK BENNETT 

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