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Asbestos Corruption – 30 Asbestos Lawyers Engaging in Fraud, Corruption and the Misappropriation of Asbestos Trust Funds

“The Dirty 30” – 30 Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Lawyers Engaging in Fraud, Collusion, Breach of Trust, and Misappropriation of Trust Funds

They are all guilty. Every one of them. Collusion, Breach of Trust, Favoritism and Fraud.

Each solely has one goal in mind – Misappropriate as much as they can from Asbestos Trust Funds — the 30 Billion Dollars for asbestos victims. And misappropriate they have… least a BILLION DOLLARS. All monies that should have gone to victims has gone in these lawyers (and one Judges) pocket. Some even paint themselves as ‘victims advocates’ (i.e. Steven Kazan, Alan Brayton…)….but they are far from it – “Traitors” to the core who have stolen hundreds of millions from victims. Every asbestos victims gets less money because of these lawyers. Every one. All with one goal in mind….to line their pockets with as much money from Asbestos Trust Funds as they can…These are greedy and dishonest lawyers — each who has breached their Fiduciary and Ethical Duties and  have collectively misappropriated and assisted in the misappropriation of at least One Billion Dollars from Asbestos Trust funds.

Let’s introduce to you to the “Dirty 30” – 30 Corrupt Asbestos Trust Lawyers (and one Judge!)

  1. Alan Brayton (; @braytonlaw; Brayton Purcell – Novato, California- California Lawyer – The undisputed “King of Asbestos Trust Corruption” and Double Dipping. A “sick” man. The most corrupt asbestos trust lawyer in the CountryThe-Face-of-Fraud-Alan-Brayton-The-Rat – here’s a few documents (as a note – I have them for each on this list). Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims – Articles – Brayton Fraudulent Bankruptcy Claims
  2. Steven Kazan (@kazanlaw) The “Bernie Madoff” of Asbestos Litigation – California Lawyer – Brayton’s ‘sidekick’. Akin to Bernie Madoff. Backroom fraud artist. Will leave a legacy of Asbestos Trust Fraud which  put millions of hard working individuals out of work and misappropriated the millions for victims of asbestos disease.


    Steven Kazan – The Face of Asbestos Fraud

  3. Mary Ellen Nickel-Delaware Lawyer – A Liar to her core. Has Misappropriated hundreds of millions to Kazan – Insider dealer
  4. Judge Sheri Bluebond Most Corrupt Judge in California – California Lawyer/Judge. Disgraceful person. Used sexual harassment (she was receptive!)to get Appointed (Judge Kozinski). She had to ‘stand out’ in some way. Insider Dealer/Fraud/Bribery. Rumor is that she used asbestos trust funds to ‘buy’ her kids (infertility treatments) – did she name her kids “Thorpe” and “J.T. Thorpe”?
  5. Stephen Snyder-California Lawyer. Former defense lawyer (Brobeck) who has colluded with Brayton for decades to steal a billion dollars…Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims – This was victim’s money being stolen to pay for Brobeck’s debts after their bankruptcy and as a payoff to Snyder!


    – Stephen Snyder – Fergus’ former Partner

  6. Gary Fergus – California Lawyer. A walking ‘buffoon’. Should be in jail for monies stolen from Western/Thorpe Trusts. Elder abuser. A former asbestos ‘soldier’ akin to a Nazi.
  7. Sara Beth Brown – Nevada Lawyer – Dumb. Literally. Hired solely to assist in misappropriating from Western/Plant/Thorpe  Trusts. Works maybe 2 days a month overseeing billions of dollars in Trust fund claims – Reno “Trailer Trash” – Brayton’s hand picked choice to commit fraud. Here’s a deposition of Brown (never disclosed by the Trust) where she discovers Brayton Fraud (yet conceals it) –  Brayton fraud! Kananian fraud and malpractice. Why didn’t the Trust do anything? They would have found hundreds of additional fraudulent claims!! Billions stolen. Concealed by Brown. See these links: Attempt to “Cover Up” Manville Kananian Fraud; Fraudulent Kananian Western Default
  8. Jeanine Donohue – Corrupt California Lawyer – “Troll” working with Snyder/Brayton to misappropriate from Western/Plant/Thorpe Trusts. Her  only client is the Trusts and she was solely brought in to aid in the misappropriation of Trust funds. A horrible lawyer.
  9. Molly Spieczny – Dresser/Halliburton Trust Lawyer/Fraudster – Corrupt daughter of a Judge. Misappropriated nearly a million dollars from Trusts though sham audits.
  10. Gregory McHugh – Delaware Lawyer – DII/Halliburton Trust Fraudster – Sidekick of Spieczny.
  11. Kathleen  Campbell Davis-PA Lawyer – Clearly corrupt. Not bright. Has used GM Trust money and others as her personal piggy bank. Sham artist and liar.

    Corrupt Lawyer

    Corrupt Lawyer Defined – Kathleen Campbell Levine

  12. Benjamin Smith – California Lawyer/”Doofus” – Morgan Lewis and Bockius moron lawyer working with his old buddies/partners –  Fergus/Snyder – to steal Trust funds. Participated in fraudulent lawsuit.
  13. Marla Eskin – Delaware Lawyer – Former Plaintiff Lawyer who was hired to by Delaware Trusts to Assist in Fraud. Terrible lawyer. Dishonest. Has misappropriated millions.
  14. Bethany Recht- Pennsylvania Lawyer – A thief of Trust funds. Attorney for AC&S and APG Trusts engaging in fraud, concealment of job sites and bad faith. Incapable of good faith. A Liar who’s essentially ‘stealing’ Trust funds.


    Recht – Queen of Asbestos Liability Concealment

  15. Mike Rooney-MFR Trust – Colludes with Campbell Davis for MLC Trust Fraud. Former defense lawyer who thinks he’s beyond reproach.
  16. Dan Myer-New Jersey Lawyer – Former Defense Lawyer. Run EVERY Verus Trust with fraud/insider dealing/favoritism.
  17. Robert Gerhardt – New Jersey Lawyer – For a Decade has misappropriated Trust Funds to “insiders” – Engages in Favoritism – Has concealed thousands of asbestos job sites to aid his ‘favorite’ plaintiff lawyers (Kazan/Brayton).
  18. Tom Florence – Steals Trust Money by conducting “Sham Audits” of select Firms. Colludes with Kazan and all Delaware Fiduciaries. Ankura Consulting is his ‘sham’ organization to conduct audits.
  19. Jason Rubinstein – New York Lawyer — Manville Trust Fraudster. Rubinstein – Manville Crook: Jason-Rubinstein-Bad-Lawyer-Corrupt-Lawyer-300x234
  20. Jared Garelick – Virginia/Pennsylvania Lawyer – Manville Trust Fraudster – previously investigated by U.S. Trustee for fraud – he must  have lied to them.

    Asbestos Trust Fraud

    Manville Fraudster Garelick

  21. Peter D’Apice – Texas Lawyer – A “Liar” engaging in collusion and fraud. Verus Trusts. Bad lawyer who opted to steal from Trusts. Stutzman firm. Works  with Sander Esserman to ‘infect’ dozens of Trusts.
  22. Michael Ahrens -Shephard Mullin Fraudster –  Brayton’s handpicked lawyer to oversee his fraud. Old crappy lawyer who needed a ‘golden parachute’ so he teamed with Brayton – California Lawyer – Fat Fraudster/Colludes with Alan Brayton to Misappropriate from Western/Thorpe/Plant Trusts. Bartered wine (from Brayton for his daughter’s wedding) for  his fraud. Has misappropriated tens of millions of asbestos trusts.
  23. Kim Lavin – Delaware/New Jersey Lawyer – Verus Trust Fraudster –  infects a LOT of Trusts.
  24. Peter Kraus – Texas Lawyer (did he ever pass the California Bar?) – A Traitor to asbestos victims. One of the kings of “insider dealing” – A real fraud.
  25. Gilbert Purcell – California Lawyer – Brayton’s “Partner” – Backroom schemer. A VERY shady character. Lies to judges and juries to aid in Brayton fraud. A ‘schemer’. You can often find him in Vegas strip clubs!
  26. Laura Paul (not a Lawyer)  It would be  a compliment to call her “Reno Trailer Trash” – The Country’s most disgraceful Trust employee.  Western/Thorpe Trust ‘pigeon’ – liar who has spent a decade assisting Brayton/Snyder/Kazan is misappropriation. Incredibly unqualified to work at Trusts (maybe McDonalds) yet was hired solely to aid in fraud. Dumb as a box of rocks. Probably dumber. Trust thief. Not surprising why Paul had 4 kids w/4 different dads by the age of 35. Reno’s ‘poster child’ of fraud. Not even a college graduate yet oversees billions?
  27. Barbara Malm (not a Lawyer) – Accountant for Western/Thorpe Trusts – Uses Trust funds to pay for Brayton’s wedding/catering trips. Has paid out hundreds of millions which she KNOWS is fraud.
  28. Beverly Weiss Manne – Insider Dealer –  Washington DC Lawyer – Corrupt – Misappropriated at least $100,000 from DII Trust
  29. Melissa Metzfield – CRMC Trusts – Misappropriated millions from Manville Trust fund! Engages in collusion with Garelick/Rubinstein. A ‘liar’ to her core so that she can assist in fraud. A sham artist on the C.E. Thurston Trust as well.
  30. Every Lawyer from Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka – Texas – A Law Firm that has left of legacy of Theft and Misappropriation from  AsbestosTrusts
  31. Marcellene Malouf/Janet Jardin – DII Trust Fraudsters – Sham artists/frauds misappropriating millions and engaging in collusion

So there they are…”The Dirty 30+”. To act with such unabashed fraud – there is seriously something wrong with these individuals. Really wrong. Greed? Partly. Bad Lawyers who see a Chance to Steal Millions? Partly. Corrupt? Collectively.

What each of these lawyers has done is analogous to misappropriating to the Nazi’s from Holocaust Victims’ funds… really is sick….

More Links of Asbestos Trust Fraud:

Chart of Pittsburgh Corning Fiduciary Frauds – Lies, Liars and Corrupt Lawyers

Brayton Tax Fraud – 10 million in fraud!

Evidence of Insider Dealing – Snyder

– Brayton Fraud and Malpractice

Sanctions Motion – Rubinstein & Garelick (1)

Bates-White Artile_Reorganized Mess

Letter from Benjamin Smith – re Laura Paul

ARB e-mail re WSJ Article 12-6-06

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