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Samuel B Kent Financial Disclosure Report for 2006

Samuel B Kent Financial Disclosure Report for 2006

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Category:Financial Disclosure

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Date Created:September 19, 2007

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
SOUTHERN DISTRICT TEXAS UNITED STA TES COURTHOUSE 601 ROSENBERG, SUITE 613 
GALVESTON, TEXAS 77550 
CHAMBERS PHONE:4097663SS1 
SAMUEL KENT 
August 16, 2007 
Hon. Ortrie Smith, Chair Judicial Conference the United States Committee Financial Disclosure One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544  Cf) (") ,-.  rri::  .......,= __, ::i;:,. c::=  A:J 
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Re:  Calendar Year 2006 Filing  l"T1  c.n  

Dear Judge Smith: 
Thank you for your kind letter August 2007, addressing failure provide information Part VII, page line regarding "Wagner Oil Gas -Oil/Gas Royalties". respectfully offer the following explanation, which understand will part 2006 Financial Disclosure Form. bought Galveston, Texas, the location duty station, 1982. that time, included the purchase was minuscule interest very old and mostly dissipated offshore gas lease. The royalties from this interest never exceeded $32 annually, and many recent years, has literally been the range -$8 per year. Additionally, number years, royalty was paid whatever. 2006, received royalty payment, and therefore had nothing list. sold -.a 2006, and inasmuch had never paid anything for the minuscule gas lease the first place, simply transferred the new owners  for compensation. 
Therefore, the asset had value zero 2006, was not reportable. U.S.C. app.  102(a)(3) and 102(1)(B). Moreover, was voluntarily transferred with compensation, part the sale did not feel required reporting that basis, well. U.S.C. app.  102(a)(3). See also Instructions from the Committee, regarding submission reportable information pertaining Section VII, Investments and Trusts. 

Hon. Ortrie Smith August 17, 2007 Page Two trust this information will sufficient for reporting purposes. you need anything additional, please not hesitate advise. 

Thank you very much for your consideration the foregoing. With kindest regards, 
SBK/dw Government Act 1978 
Rev. 112007 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2006 U.S.C. app.  101-1 JJ) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Kent, Samuel Court Organization USDC, So. Dist. TX, Galveston Date Report 05/14/2007 Title (Article mjudges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) Active Article III Judge  Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Nomination, Date Initial  Annual Final Reporting Period 01/01/2006 12/31/2006  
Sb. Amended Report Chambers Office Address U.S. Post Office Building 601 Rosenberg, Suite 613 Galveston, 77550 the basis the information contained this Report and any modifications pertaining thereto, is, opinion, compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Reviewing Officer Date  

IMPQRTANT 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. POSITI NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 instructions.) 
  NONE (No reportable positions.)  
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II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 instructions.) 
 NONE (No reportable agreements.) 

III. N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-14 instructions.) 

(yours, not spouse's) Spouse'S Non-Investment Income -If you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amounJ not required except for honoraria.) 
 NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 

IV. REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, lodging.food, enJertainment 
(Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 25-27 instructions.) 
 NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) 

V GIFTS. {Includes those spouse and dependent children. See pp. 28-31 instructions.) 
[Kl NONE (No reportable gifts.) 

VALUE CODE 

Date Report 
Name Person Reporting 
05/14/2007
Kent, Samuel 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions (Includes those the spouse and dependent childrelL See pp. 34-60 offili!'g instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets (including trust assets) 
Place "(){)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure  
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,  Code2  Method  buy, sell,  Month- Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-II) int.)  (J-P)  Code3  redemption)  Day  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction) IRA Cash -Cash Equiv. -Frost Nat'!. Bank, Galveston  IRA IRA Value Equity Fund -Frost Nat'!. Bank, Galveston  IRA  
10.  
11.  
12.  
13.  
14.  
15.  
16.  
17. Income Gain Code.s: =SI ,000 less =Sl,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =S5,00I -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -SI00,000 =SI00,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -S50,000 =$50,001 -SI00,000 =$100,001 -$250,000  
(Sec Colwnns and 03) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =s1,ooo,001 -ss.000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 Value Method Codes =S25,000,00I -$50,000,000 =Cost (Real Estate Only) =More than S50,000,000 =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Appraisal =Other =Assessment =Book Value  W=Estimated  

Date Report
Name Person Reporting 
05/14/2007
Kent, Samuel 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndicatepartofRepon.) 
VII. Roughly half of!RA deposits set out Item Nos. Sec. VII, are cash cash equivalents. Roughly half are invested with the Trust Dept.'s Value Equity Fund. This widely diversified fund invested many stocks and bonds. neither direct nor have any personal knowledge any fund investment decisions. 

Date Report 
Name Person Reporting 
05/14/2007
Kent, Samuel 
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. 

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