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Mark W Bennett Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

Mark W Bennett Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

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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) BENNETT, MARK Court Organization USDC/Northem District oflowa Date Report 7/11/2008 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 01/01/2007 12/31/2007 Chambers Office Address United States Courthouse 320 Sixth Street Sioux City, 51101 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 this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Sign last page. POSIT! ONS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.)  NONE (No reportable positions.)  
POSITION ORGANIZATION/ENTITY 

JI, AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable agreements.) 

PARTIES AND 

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
7/1112008 
III. N-JNVESTMENT 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  Aspen Publishing 4,218.46  
2.2007  Drake University Law School 3,600  
3.2007  Nebraska College Law 7,000 Spouse1S Non-Investment Income you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section.
(Dollar amount not required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 
JV. 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 
airfare, lodging, meals 
airfare, lodging, meals 
Grinnell College 211107-2/1107 Grinnell, DeathPenalty mileage, meals Presentation ABOTA 217107-219107 Las Vegas, Nevada 7th Amendment aifare, lodging, meals Seminar 

Federal Government 2/14/07-2/16/07 Washington, Seminar for airfare, lodging, meals Judges 

15. 	
Federal Government 519107-5110/(17 Asheville, 6th Circuit airfare, lodging, meals Conference 

16. 	
Pacific Coast Labor 5/10.07-5/12/07 Seattle, Pac. Coast Labor airfare, lodging, meals Employment Law Group Seminar 

17. 
Federal Government 	lnvestituture airfare, lodging, meals 

18. 	
Federal Government Def. Services airfare, lodging, meals Meeting 

19. 
Federal Government 	Courthouse Meeting airfare, lodging, meals 

20. 	
Federal Government 8th Cir. Summer airfare, lodging, meals Meeting 

21. 	
Iowa State Bar YLDSummer mileage, lodging, meals Association Seminar 

22.  Iowa Judicial Branch  8/2/07-8/3/07  Des Moines,  Iowa Judicial Institute  mileage, lodging, meals  
23.  Federal Government  8/5/07-8/7/07  Cedar Rapids,  Courthouse Meeting  airfare, lodging, meals  
24.  Federal Government  8/13/07-8/15,'07 Cedar Rapids,  BOP/Federal Prob. Conf.  airfare, lodging, meals  

25. 
Federal Government 917107-9110/07 	Courthouse Meeting airfare, lodging, meals 

26. 
Federal Government 9/26/07-9/28,'07 	Judicial Meeting airfare, lodging, meals 

27. 
NELA 	10/4/07-10/6/07 Orlando, NELA Conference airfare, lodging, meals 

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
7/11/2008 
28. Federal Government IO/I 1/07-10/12/0t::edar Rapids, Interviews airfare, lodging, meals 
Federal Government Oil 4107-I 15/0W ashington, LRP Subcomm. Mtg airfare, lodging, meals 
30. 	Baton Rouge Bar 11II5107-III 6/013aton Rouge, Baton Rouge airfare, lodging, meals Assoc/ American Board Seminar Trial Advocates Federal Government 12/4/07-12/8,'07 Savannah, 	Defender Serv. airfare, lodging, meals Meeting 
32. 	Iowa State Bar 12/13/07-12/14/0'Des Moines, Federal Prac. mileage, lodging, meals Association Seminar 

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
7/11/2008 GIFTS. (lllcludes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 18-31 filing instructions.) 	NONE (No reportable gifts.) SOURCE DESCRIPTION 
VALUE 

VI. LIABILITIES, (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 31-33 filing instructions.) 	NONE (No reportable liabilities.) CREDITOR 

Date Report 
BENNEIT, MARK 
7/11/2008 
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 (including trust assets) 
Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Mutual Funds (IRA/Schwab)  
Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
reporting period  reporting period  
(I)  (2)  (I)  (2)  (I)  (2)  (3) (4)  (5)  
Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value Gain  Identity  
Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  Month- Code Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  Day  (J-P) (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction) 
Aim Global Health Care 

None 
Buffalo Small Cap Fund Dividend Partial Sale 11/26 
Cambiar Opportunity Fund Dividend Partial Sale 7124 

CGM Focus Fund Dividend Buy 10/25 
Excelsior Equity Opportunities Fund Dividend Partial Sale I0/29 
Excelsior Value and Restructuring Fund Dividend 
Harding Loevner Emerging Dividend Partial Sale 6/28 
Partial Sale 10/25 

10. 
Partial Sale 12/21 

11. 
Janus Overseas Fund Dividend Buy 113 

12. 
Metzler/Payden European Dividend Buy 
13. 
Rainier Small/Mid Cap Equity Portfolio None 

14. 
Schwab Hedged Equity None Partial Sale 4125 

Partial Sale 8/24 
16. 
Sale 9/25 

17. Rowe Price Capital (See Notes) Dividend Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,00 -S15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000  Ill =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000  ll2 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes 15,000 less =$15,00  $50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and D3) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000.000 =$5,000,00 -$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  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Description Assets (including trust assets) Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Income during reporting period (I) (2) Amount Type (e.g., Code div., rent, (A-H) int.) Gross value end reporting period (I) (2) Value Value Code Method (J-P) Code3 (Q-W)  (I) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) Transactions during reporting period (2) (3) (4) Date Value Gain Month -Code Code Day (J-P) (A-H) (5) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  

18. 
Wasatch Core Growth Fund None Sale 5125 

19. 
Wasatch lntemationl Growth Fund None Partial Sale 1/31 

20. 
Partial Sale 3/27 

21. 

Partial Sale 5125 
22. 
Stocks (IRA/Schwab) 

23. 
JDS Uniphase Corporation None Sale 2/28 

24. 
Schwab Money Market Fund (IRA) None 

25. 
Non-IRA (Fidelity Account) 

26. 
ANTX 

None 

27. 
Cisco None Sale 12/13 

28. 
Fidelity Emerging Markets None Buy 3/13 

29. 
Franklin Income Class Dividend Buy 3115 

30. 
Hartford Capital Appreciation None Buy 3/15 

31. 
JDS Uniphase None 

32. 
Surebeam Corp. None 

Wasatch Core Growth None 
34. WasatchUltra Growth None Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000  D=$5,001-$15,000 =$15,00 -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$1.000,000 =Sl,000,001 -$5,000,000  112 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15, 000 less  K=$15,001-$50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 100,00 -$250,000  
(See Columns and D3) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -Sl,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,00 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only)  S=Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

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  

(I) 
(I) 
(2) 
(I) (4)(2) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  
(Q-W)  

Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) 
Date 
Month-
Day 

Value 
Identity Code Gain buyer/sellerCode 
(if private transaction) 
(J-P) 
(A-H) 
35. Williams Co's Inc.  Dividend  
36. Miscellaneous Holdings  

37. 
Iowa College Savings Account--Mark None Contribute Bennett custodian 

38. 
Iowa College Savings Account Spouse None Contribute custodian 

CKG ACCT; Fidelity, Boston Interest 
40. 
Wells Fargo Checking Account Interest 

41. 
Iowa/Nebraska State Bank Checking Interest Account 

42. 
RETNSURANCE AGREEMT; !st Colony None Life Ins. Co. 

43. 
Belcour Pension Invest None 

44. 
LMTD PTRSHIP; Riverfront Ass'n; Des None Moines, 

LMTD PTRSHIP-Shearson Senior Income None Fund 
46. 
LMTD PTRSHIP-Shearson Coast Savings None 

47. 
LMTD PTRSHIP-Caryle Real Estate None 

RESIDENTIAL LOT; Sioux City, None 
49. 
IRA Fidelity 

50. 
Aim International Small Company Dividend Partial Sale 5118 

51. 
Allianceber International Dividend Buy 1/8 Income Gain Codes:  A=$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5, 000 =$5,001-$15,000 =$1 5,00 -$50,000  
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50,001-$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000  Ill =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000  M=Sl00,001-$250,000  
(See Columns and D3) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,00 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
7/11/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filinc
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) 
Amount 
Date 
Value 
Gain 
Identity 
Type (e.g., 
Value 
Value 
Type (e.g.,
Place "(X)" after each asset 
Code 
buy, sell, 
Month-
Code 
div., rent, 
Code 
Method 
Code 
buyer/seller
exempt from prior disclosure (A-H) int.) 
redemption) 
(if private 
Code 
Day 
(J-P) 
(A-H) 
transaction) 
52. 
Baron Partners Fund None Buy 10/31 

53. 
Berkshire Hathaway Inc DEL None 

Cambiar Opportunity Inv. Dividend Partial Sale 5/8 
Sale 10/30 
FBR Small Cap Class None Sale 5116 
FBR Focus Fund (See Notes) None Buy 
58. Sale 12/28 
Fidelity Cash Reserves Dividend 
60. 
Fidelity Convertible Securites Dividend Buy 10/3 

61. 
Fidelity Emerging Markets None Partial Sale 5/8 

62. 
Fidelity New Millenium Dividend Partial Sale 5116 

63. 
Fidelity Large Cap Value Fund None Partial Sale 518 

64. 
Partial Sale 5116 

65. 
Sale 12/11 

66. First Fed (See Notes) None Buy 5/23 
.franklin Income Class Dividend 
68.  Harding Loevner Emerging Market  Dividend Income Gain Codes: (Sc< Columns and 04) Value Codes (See Columns and D3) Value Method Codes (See Column C2) =$1.000 less =$50,001 -$100,000 =$15,000 less =$250,001  $500,000 =$25,000,001  $50,000,000 =Appraisal =Book Value =$1,001  $2,500 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$15,001  $50,000 =$500,001. $1,000,000 =Cost (Real Estate Only) V=Other =$2,50I  $5,000 =$1,000.001  $5,000,000 =$50,001  $100,000 =$1,000,001  $5,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 =Assessment =Estimated =$5,001  $15,000 !12 =More than $5,000,000 =$100,001  $250,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =Cash Market =$15,001. $50,000  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS 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 trust assets) 
reporting period reporting period 
(2) 
(2) (I) 
(2) 
(5)
(4) 
Amount 
Type (e.g., 
Value Value Type (e.g., 
Date Value 
Gain 
Identity 
Place "(X)" after each asset 
Code 
div., rent, 
Code Method 
buy, sell, 
exempt from prior disclosure 
Month-Code 
Code 
buyer/seller 
(A-H) 
redemption) int.) 
(if private 
(J-P) Code3 
Day (J-P) 
(A-H) 
transaction) 
69. Morgan Emerging Market Debt Select Dividend Sale 1012 

70. 
Lord Abbett Develop Growth None Buy 12/27 

71. 
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund Dividend Buy 10/12 

Metzler Payden None Buy 12/28 
73. Neurberger Berman Partners Trust Dividend 
Oakmark Equity Income Dividend Partial Sale 10/2 
Quantitative Emerging Markes Dividend Buy 10/2 
76. Perkins Discovery None Buy 10/12 Rowe Price Dividend Buy 1/2 
78. 
Van Eck Emerging Markels None Buy 10/4 

79. 
Vanguard Inflation Dividend Buy 12119 

80. 
Wasatch Core Growth None Sale 12/24 

81. 
Wasatch Hoisington Dividend Partial Sale 112 

82. 
Wasatch Small Cap Value None Sale 10/11 

83. 
Wright Express (See Notes) None Buy 5/18 

84. 
IRA Smith Barney 

85.  Bank Deposit Program  None Income Gain Codes: (See Columns and D4) Value Codes (See Columns and D3) Value Method Codes (See Column C2) =$1,000 less =$50,00! -$100,000 =$15,000 less =$250,001  $500,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =Appraisal =Book Value =$1,001 -$2,500 =$100,00! -$1,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 =$500,001  Sl,000,000 =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Other =$2,501 -$5,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =Sl,000,001  $5,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 =Assessment =Estimated =$5,001 -$15,000 ll2 =More than $5,000,000 =$100,001 -$250,000 =$5,000,001  $25,000,000 =Cash Market =$15,001 -$50,000  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
(including trust assets) 
Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure 
86. 
Franklin Income Fund Class  
Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
reporting period  reporting period  
(I)  (2)  (!)  (2)  (I)  (2)  (3) (4)  (5)  
Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value Gain  Identity  
Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  Month  Code Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  Day  (J-P) (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction) Dividend 
87. 
Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund 

None Buy 10/22 
88. 
Henderson European Focus Fund 	None Buy 511 
89. 
Legg Mason Value Trust 	None Buy 12/21 

Olstein All Cap Value Fund 	None Buy 1015 
91. Olstein Financial Alert Fund None 	Sale 4/30 
RBC Dain Rauscher, Inc. (See Notes) None 
93. 
UTS First (See Notes) Dividend 

94. 
Washington Mutual Bank COD 	None 

95. 
Western Asset Money Market Fund None Investment 8/9 

96. 	Investment 8/10 
Investment 9/11 
98. 	Redemption 10/25 
Wilmington Savings Fund 	None Buy 4/30 Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =Sl,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 =$1,000,00 -$5,000,000 112 =More than $5,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$250,000 (See Columns and 03) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 
Value Codes =$15,000 less 
Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market (See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated 

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
7/11/2008 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (Jndicate partofReporL) Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund (#17) was inadvertantly left off the 2006 report when was purchased FBR Focus Fund (#57) became part the IRA Fidelity Account sometime October of2007. exact date does not appear the statements. First Fed (#66) was redeemed 11121 for $6000 Wright Express (#83) was redeemed 8/17 for $3000 RBC Dain Raucher (#92) was inadvertantly included asset this account last year --the Olstein Fund was actually transferred RBC. Thus, never 

should have been included the 2006 report 
UTS First (#93) --Full Call 8/30 --no longer part this account 

Date Report 
BENNETT, MARK 
7/11/2008 
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 ofS U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 

NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE 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