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Walter K. Stapleton – 2012

Walter K. Stapleton – 2012

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Government Act /'1978 Rev. FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Stapleton, Walter Court Organization U.S. Court Appeals for the Third Circuit Date Report 08/15/2013 Title (Article III judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) U.S. Circuit Judge -Senior Status  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 Federal Building 844 King Street -Lockbox Wilmington, 19801  
IMPORT ANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. POSJTJ ONS. (Report ing ind idual only; see pp. 9-13of fil
ing instruct ions.) 
[{]  NONE (No reportable positions.)  
POSITION  NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY 

JI. AGREEMENTS. (Report ing indiv idual only; see pp. 14-16of fil
ing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable agreements.) 
PARTIES AND TERMS 

Ill. N-INVESTMENT ME. (Report ing indiv idual and spouse; see pp. 17-24of filing instruct ions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income [Z] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  
SOURCE AND TYPE  INCOME (yours, not spouse's) Spouse's Non-Investment Income -If you were marr ied dur ing any port ion the report ing year, complete sect ion. 
(Dollar amount not required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) SOURCE AND TYPE 2012 Chester County Country Properties (real estate brokerage firm) 

IV. REIMBURSEMENTS --transportat ion, lodging, food, enterta inment. 
(Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) 
[Z] NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) 

ITEMS PAID PROVIDED GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent ildren; see pp. 28-31of filing ins/ructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable gifts.) 
SOURCE DESCRIPTION VALUE 

VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent ildren; see pp. 32-33of fil ing instructions.) 
[{]  NONE (No reportable liabilities.)  
CREDITOR  DESCRIPTION  

VALUE CODE 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, va111e, transactions r1nc111des 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) (2) (I) (2) (2) (3) (4) 
(5) Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less 41,001 -$2.500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15.000 E=$15.00I -$50.000 (Sec Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100.000 4100.001 -$1 ,000.000 Ill .000.00I -$5,000.000 112 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes 5.000 less 415.001 -$50,000 =$50,00  $100,000 =$100.001 -$250.000 
(Sec Columns and 03) =$250.00 -$500.000 =$500,00 -$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 Method Codes =Cost (Real Estate Only) T=Cash Market (Sec Column C2) =Appraisal 	S=Assessment =Book Value =Other =Estimated 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, va1ue, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 offiting ins1mc1it1ns.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions dming reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(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) Income Gain Codes: 41,000 less 41,001  $2,500 =$2,50t  $5,000 =$5.001 -$15.000 5.00  $50.000 (Sec Columns and 04) =$50,001  $100,000 4100.001  $1,000,000 =$1,000,001  $5.000.000 112 =More than $5.000.000 
Value Codes =$15.000 less K415,001  $50.000 L=$50.001  $100.000 =$100.001  $250.000 

(Sec Columns and 03) =$250,001  $500.000 04500,00 -$1.000.000 41.000,001 -$5,000.000 P2=$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 =$25.000,001  $50,000,000 =More than $50.000.000 
Value Method Codes =Cash Market 
(Sec Colurnn C2) =Appraisal =Assessment =Book Value =Estimated 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and t1ependent c1tildren; 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) (2) (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) Income Gain Codes: 1.000 less 41,001 -$2.500 =$2,501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$15,000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04)  F450,001 -$100,000 4100,001 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000,000  112=More than $5.000,000 Value Codes =$15.000 less  K415,001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250,00I -$500,000  0=$500,001 -$1.000.000 =$1,000.001 -$5,000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000 425.000,00I $50,000.000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Othcr =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, va1ue, transactions r1nc111des 11tose spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 offiting 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) (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!ddlyy  Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption) (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
(Q-W)  transaction) Income Gain Codes: 41.000 less  B41,00I -$2.500 $2.501 -$5,000  D=$5.00l -$15.000  E415.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and D4) =$50.001 -$100.000 00,001 -$1,000.000  Ill =$1 .000.001 -$5.000.000  B2=More than $5.000.000 Value Codes  J=$15.000 less  K=$15.001 -$50.000  L=$50.00 -$I 00.000 =$!00.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and 03)  N=$250.00 -$500.000  0=$500.00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5.000.000  1'2 =$5.000.001 -$25.000.000 =$25.000.00 -$50.000.000  1'4 More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Esta1c Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vatue, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 

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 Income Gain Codes: =$1.00Q Jess =$1.00l -$2.500 $2,501 -$5,000 =$5.001 -$15,000 $15,001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04)  F$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 Jess  K$15,00I -$50.000 $50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250,000  
(Sec Column and 03) =$250.001 -$500.000 $500,001 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25,000.000  
1'3 $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  VOther =Estimated  
 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, va111e, transactions r1nc111des those ofspo11se 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) (2) (I) (2) (I) 
(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  Code2  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  c=$2.501 -$5.000 =$5.001 -$1 5.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and D4)  F=$50.001 -$1 00.000 =$100,001 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1.000.001 -$5.000,000  ll2 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes  J=$15,000 less  K=$15,001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.00 -$250.000  
(Sec 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 Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value  V=Dthcr  W=Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, va111e, transactions r1nc111des those ofspo11se 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) (2) 
(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 41,001 -$2,500 =$2.501 -$5,000 45.001 -$15.000 415.001 -$50,000  
(Sec Columns and 04)  F=$50.001 -$1 00.000 00,001 -$1.000,000  Ill =$1.000,001 -$5.000,000  112 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes  J=$15.000 less =$15,001 -$50.000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250.001 -$500.000  0=$500,001 -$1,000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000.000 =$5.000.001 -$25.000.000  
1'3 =$25.000.001 -$50.000.000  P4=More than $50,000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value  V=Other =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, vat11e, transactions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 t>ffilinc ins1mctio11s.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including trust assets) reporting period reporting period Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 Jess ,001 -$2,500  c=$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04)  F=$50,001 -$!00.000 100.001 ,000.000  Ill =$1,000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes  J=$ 15.000 less  K=$15,001 -$50,000 =$50.001 -$100.000 =$!00.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250,001 -$500.000  0=$500,001 -$1.000,000 =$1 .000.001 -$5,000.000  1'2 =$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  
(Sec Colmnn C2) =Book Value  V=Othcr =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --ions.)
income, vatue, transact ions r1nc111des those spouse and dependent ildren; see PP 34-60 filing instruct 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) (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 disclsure 
div., rent, Code2 Method buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) 
(J-P) Code redemption) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) 
137.  Fleetwood Bd.  Interest  
138.  Polymedix Inc.  None  
139.  Graco Inc.  Dividend  
140.  Pine Grove Sch. Bd.  Interest  
141.  ATT Inc.  Dividend  
142.  Spectra Energy Corp.  Dividend  
143.  Genesee Wyo. Inc.  None  
144.  Donaldson Inc.  Dividend  
145.  Flowserve Corp.  Dividend  Sold  8/13 /12  
146. PLC Spans ADR  Dividend  
147.  !Shares MSC! Pac. ex. Japan  Dividend  
148.  Bar Harbor Bankshares  Dividend  
149.  CMA Mun. account  Interest  
150.  Warwick Sch. Dist. Bd.  Interest  
151. Pocono Sch. Dist. Bd.  Interest  
152.  Council Rock Sch. Dist. Bd.  Interest  
153 St. First  Interest Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 orlcss =$1.001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5.000  D=$5.001 -$15.000 =$15.001 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04)  F=$50,001 -$1 00.000 =$100.001 -$1.000.000  Ill =$1 .000.001 -$5.000.000  112 =More than $5.000.000 Value Codes =$15,000 lcss  K=$15.00 -$50.000  L=$50.00I -$100.000 =$1 00.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and D3) =$250.001 -$500.000  0=$500,001 -$1 .000.000 =$1 .000.001  $5.000.000  1'2 =$5.000.001 -$25.000.000  
P3=$25.000.00 -$50.000,000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =oCash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions r1nc1udes 11tose spouse and dependent c1tildren; see PP 34-60 filing 
instmctions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trnst assets)  reporting period reporting period  

(2) (I) (2) (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)  Code3  redemption)  (J-P)  (A-H)  (ifprivate  

transaction) Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 $2.501 -$5,000  D=$5,00l -$15,000 =$15,00 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 4100.001 -$1.000.000 =$1 .000.001 -$5,000.000  112 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15.000 less =$1 5,001 -$50.000 $50.00 -$1 00.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and 03)  N=$250.001 -$500.000  04500.00 -$1.000.000 =$1.000.001 -$5,000,000 =$5.000.00t -$25,000.000 =$25,000.00 -$50.000,000 =More than $50.000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal ""Cost (Real Estate Only)  S=Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2)  U=Book Value  V=Othcr =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vallle, transact ions (lnc/11des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 

instruct
ions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period (including tmst assets) reporting period ofreporting period 
(I) (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)  

171.  Schlumberger Ltd.  Dividend  Buy  8/13/12  
172.  Sigma Aldrich  Dividend  
173.  Stericycle  None  
174.  Kinder Morgan Energy  Dividend  
175.  CMA Municipal account  Interest  
176.  Del. Valley Sch. Dist. Bd.  Interest  
177.  Perkiomen Sch. Dist. Bd.  Interest  
178.  Nashaminy Sch. Dist.  Interest  
179.  Pa. TPK CML OIL  Interest  
180.  Pa. St. Bond  Interest  
181.  Spring-Ford Pa. Bd.  Interest  
182.  Pa. State Bd.  Interest  
183  Erie Indmnity Co.  Dividend  
184.  Vanguard Erner. Mkts ETF  Dividend  
185.  Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex.  Dividend  Sold (part)  8/13/12  
186.  Graco  Dividend  
187.  SPDR Bric  Dividend Income Gain Codes: =$1.000 less 41,001 -$2.500 ,50 -$5 .000  D=$5,001 -$15.000  E415.00I -$50,000  
(Sec Columns and 04) =$50.001 -$100.000 =$I 00.00 -$1.000,000  fll $1.000.001 -$5.000,000  112 =More than $5.000,000 Value Codes =$15.000 less  K=$15.00I -$50.000  L$50.00I -$100.000 =$100.001 -$250.000  
(Sec Columns and 03)  N=$250,001 -$500,000  0=$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 Mc1hod Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2)  U=Book Value =Other =Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions ctions.)
r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60of filing instru NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  rep011ing period reporting period  

(I) (I) (2) (2) 
(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  
(Q-W)  transaction)  

188.  Duke Energy  Dividend  
189.  Vanguard All World Ex.  Dividend  
190.  Vanguard Erner. Mkts ETF  Dividend  Alps Alerian MLP ETF  Dividend  
192.  Mechanicsburg Bd.  Interest  
193.  Chester Co. Bd.  Interest  
194.  Real Estate Chester Co. (4/27/10) ($265,000)  Rent  
195.  Real Estate Eaglesmere (9/4/12) ($330,000)  None  Buy  9/4/12 Income Gain Codes:  A41,000orless 41,001 -$2,500 =$2 ,50 -$5 ,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15.00 -$50.000  
(Sec Columns and D4)  F=$50.001 -$100.000 =$100,001 -$1 .000,000  Ill =$1.000,001 -$5.000,000  112 =More than $5.000,000 Value Codes  J=$15 ,000 less =$1 5.001 -$50.000  L=$50.001 -$100.000 =$1 00.001 -$250 ,000  
(Sec Columns and 03)  N=$250,001 -$500,000  0=$500,001 -$1.000.000 =$1,000.001 -$5 ,000 .000 =$5,000.001 -$25,000.000 =$25,000000 -$50.000 ,000 =More than $50,000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2)  U=Book Value =Other =Estimated  

08/15/2013
Stapleton, Walter
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lnd icate part ofreport.) 
The partnership appraised $1,600,000 th.
tracts timberland Randolph County, GA., total interest the partnership was 9.5/120incomef' 
"CD DISCOVER BANK" WAS ERRONEOUSLY INCLUDED REPORT FOR 2011 REPORTED LINE 102 PART VII REPORT FOR2010, WAS "REDEEMED" 311110 FOR VALUE BETWEEN $15,001 AND $50,000 (VALUE CODE K). REPORTS FOR2010 AND 2012 ARE CORRECT. 

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

Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544