December 26, 2022
Asbestos Litigation Corruption Awards – Year 2022 – 3rd Annual Edition
Some hard choices for the Winners of the Asbestos Litigation Corruption Awards in 2022. With misappropriation of funds, corruption and fraud at nearly every Asbestos Trust, by nearly every Fiduciary/Trustee/Trust Advisory Committee (TAC/ACC) Member, choices this year were quite difficult.
Here are the Winners of The 2022 Asbestos Litigation Corruption Awards
2022 Most Corrupt Lawyer/Trustee/Fiduciary at Asbestos Trusts
Winner: Oakland, California Attorney Steven Kazan (The “King of Corruption”)
Kazan, who serves as a TAC/ACC Member on over 30 Asbestos Trusts, has “spearheaded” the misappropriation of at least $2Billion in Asbestos Trust Funds. In 2022, Kazan – due to his use of Asbestos Trust Funds like a “bottomless ATM” – enabled a loss in funding of over $700Million to the North American Refractories Asbestos Trust alone. Has misappropriated at least $1Billion from Asbestos Trust Funds, including the Owens Corning Asbestos Trust, Fibreboard Asbestos Trust, Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Trust. Received a “secret payment” from the Pittsburgh Corning and North American Refractories Trust of over $20Million to pay his clients Medicare debts. Every Asbestos Victim from now until the end of time will receive less than they deserve solely due to Steven Kazan.
Honorable Mention: Alan Brayton
– Despite being caught in conducting mass fraud at Asbestos Trust
2022 Most Corrupt Current Asbestos Judge
Winner: Judge Sheri Bluebond, Bankruptcy Judge, Central District, Los Angeles, CA –
Sheri Bluebond is the worst Judge in America. The ‘essence’ of a corrupt Judge. Here are some examples of why Judge Sheri Bluebond is the most corrupt Judge in America:
- Sheri Bluebond rules with bias for “favored parties” such that non-favored litigants have zero chance of success
- Sheri Bluebond ignores/excludes facts and evidence solely so she can rule for her favored parties
- Sheri Bluebond is a pathological liar
- Sheri Bluebond wasn’t “elected” or properly “appointed” – Sheri Bluebond used alcohol to flirt with serial pervert ex-Chief Judge (and sexual harasser Alex Kozinski) to get her seat
- Sheri Bluebond ignores well settled Law and creates “bad law” solely so she can rule for her “favored parties”
- Sheri Bluebond misappropriates victim’s Bankruptcy Funds (tens of millions to date) by approving entirely sham and inflated billings of her close personal friends such as deplorable lawyers Eve Karasik, Robyn Sokol, and many others – who she then “socializes” with….and no doubt takes “kickbacks”…
- Sheri Bluebond engaged in “bribery” with Eve Karasik, Steve Kazan, and Alan Brayton – who provided “recommendations” for the Bench for Bluebond in exchange for Bluebond “turning a blind eye” to obvious theft of “billions” and corruption.
Judicial Complaint – Filed Against Corrupt Judge Sheri Bluebond – Insider Dealing, Fraud, Favoritism – Judge Bluebond
Proof – Eve Karasik Campaigning for Judge Bluebond while Litigating Before Her
Compilation of Letters to Judge Bluebond (Notice)-Detailing Thorpe Insulation and J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Corrupt and Fraud 2014-Present
Chart – Judge Sheri Bluebond – Following the Money – Following the Corruption
2022 Most Corrupt Former Asbestos Judge
Former Alameda Asbestos Judge Ken Kawaichi (Steven Kazan’s Bribery Partner)
Former Alameda Asbestos Judge Ken Kawaichi was definitely bribed by Steven Kazan and Alan Brayton while still on the Bench (Kazan to Kawaichi: “Rule for me on these Asbestos Cases, including the $1Billion Western MacArthur case, and I will provide you with a “Golden Parachute” – a Trustee position and Asbestos Trusts where I am a Trust Advisory Member. You will make at least 10 times more than working as a Judge and you can use the victim Trust funds as your Personal Piggy bank…” Kawaichi to Kazan: “Deal – just don’t tell anyone.” Fast forward to 2022 – Trust Litigation has “proven” that Kawaichi has ‘stolen’ at least $5M from the NARCO Asbestos Trust (and how much from the others…?)…
Proof – Kawaichi stealing at least 5 Million Dollars from the NARCO Asbestos Settlement Trust
Bribery – Corrupt Ken Kawaichi – Interested Party – Relationship to Asbestos Trust Lawyers
Judge Ken Kawaichi – Case where he was Bribed by Steven Kazan and Alan Brayton – Bad Faith – Kaminski v. Western MacArthur Co (highlighted)
2022 Most Corrupt Asbestos Trust
North American Refractories Asbestos Trust (NARCO Asbestos Trust): Honeywell v. NARCO Asbestos Trust Litigation proved that this Trust was using Trust Funds like a “bottomless ATM”, paying thousands of fraudulent claims to “favored” parties, insider dealing, and extensive corruption exists. Asbestos victims lost at least $700Million due to the Fraud at the NARCO Asbestos Trust with zero repercussions for the NARCO Fiduciaries (Brayton, Kazan, et al)…Details on Honeywell Lawsuit v. NARCO Trust – 2 Billion Lost Due to Trust Advisory Committee Fraud
Western Asbestos Settlement Trust, J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Settlement Trust, All Trusts at DCPF (Delaware Claims Processing Facility) – this includes Pittsburgh Corning, OCF, Babcock & Wilcox et al… Many, many Trusts could have won this award. At least $2Billion has been misappropriated from these Trusts by Alan Brayton, Steven Kazan, and others in coordination from Ankura (see below) and Fiduciaries/Trustees such as Mary Ellen Nickel, repulsive Laura Paul, and others…Asbestos Trust Check used to pay for Brayton’s WEDDING – Signed by Sara Beth Brown
2022 Most Corrupt “Professional Organization” Stealing Funds From Asbestos Trusts (The “Enablers”):
Winner: Ankura Consulting L.L.C. (Washington D.C) – The most dishonest, corrupt, insider dealing corporation in Washington D.C. Have misappropriated at least $120 Million in ‘sham’ billings and assisted in paying out over $1Billion in fraudulent Asbestos Claims to Kazan, Brayton and other Plaintiff Firms. Lies to Judges, Department of Justice, Asbestos Victims, Doctors, and all other professional to further fraud.
Here’s some details on the corrupt activities of Ankura Consulting LLC – Sexual Harassment, Sham Audits of Asbestos Victims and Doctors, Sham Audits of Lawyers…extensive corruption
Shankar v. Ankura Consulting Grp – Sexual Harassment – Workplace Discrimination (United States District Court, S.D. New York) – Case 1:20-CV-07463-ALC
Durham v. Ankura Consulting – Doc.163.Order granting P’s Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint.04.06.22
Ankura – Sham Asbestos Trust Audit Request
2022 Most Corrupt Mesothelioma Doctor
Dr. Robert Cameron – UCLA Medical Center – Receives huge yearly monetary payoffs from Plaintiff Lawyers (Worthington & Caron) to refer cases. Compromises his medical treatment solely so he can refer cases to lawyers to make $$$$. A complete fraud. Has taken at least $5Million in bribes to refer cases. Has Worthington and Caron’s brochure in his waiting room.
2022 Most Corrupt Mesothelioma Plaintiff Law Firm
Tie: Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood, Oakland, CA (Steve Kazan’s Firm) – Brayton Purcell, Novato, CA (Alan Brayton’s Firm) – Together, Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan have corrupted nearly 40 Asbestos Trusts and use their clients as Pawns, while “double dipping” and being paid excessive monies from these same Trusts. Uses ‘sham’ science for Asbestos Litigation.