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Asbestos Trust Corruption and Fraud Runs Rampant in 2020- Here are the Lawyers Involved in Extensive Asbestos Trust Fund Fraud

Asbestos Trust Corruption and Fraud Runs Rampant in 2020 – Here are the Lawyers Involved in Extensive Asbestos Trust Fund Fraud

The “Dirty 30” – 30 Corrupt Asbestos Trust Lawyers who are ALL engaging in Insider Dealing and Fraud! 

The Corruption and Fraud is literally mind-blowing! Billions of Dollars have been misappropriated from Asbestos Trust Funds by the Lawyers below. Billions! One lawyer below (Steven Kazan) has easily misappropriated over a Billion dollars alone… These Asbestos Trust Fund monies were supposed to be for Victims – NOT LAWYERS. But the lawyers below – clearly see otherwise! Decades of theft and fraud. 60 Minutes could easily do a piece on this mass asbestos trust fund fraud.

  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 Country – here’s a few documents (as a note – I have them for each o n this list).Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims -Articles – Brayton Fraudulent Bankruptcy Claims. Here’s  more documents – Asbestos Trust Check used to pay for Brayton’s WEDDINGExhibit C – Order Detailing Brayton Fraud
  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. Here’s documents proving Kazan Asbestos Trust Fraud – Proof – Kazan Reaping Billions from Trusts – Insider Dealing – Here’s More – Kazan “siphoning” off Millions from the Western Asbestos Trust as “Legal Fees” (this is criminal theft!) – Kazan stealing millions – Annual Reports – Millions of Dollars Misappropriated to Kazan, Brayton, Snyder, Brobeck, Morgan Lewis (all “Interested” parties)

    Do Not Hire This Fraud - Steven Kazan

    Steven Kazan – The Most Corrupt Asbestos Lawyer in the Country

  3. Mary Ellen Nickel ( -Delaware Lawyer – A Liar to her core. Has Misappropriated hundreds of millions to Kazan – Insider dealer. Has misappropriated BILLIONS to Kazan and other Firms through insider dealing. She’s a terrible lawyer committed to fraud.
  4. Judge Sheri Bluebond Most Corrupt Judge in California- By Far! (213) 894-8980 – 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”?


    The Most Dishonest Judge in the Country – Sheri Bluebond – Biased – Can’t Follow the Law

  5. Stephen Snyder-California Lawyer. Update 2020 – RETIRED AFTER STEALING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS FROM VICTIMS – 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 - Corrupt Lawyer - This Loser "retired" just as the Department of Justice was Investigating

    Stephen Snyder – Corrupt Lawyer – This Loser “retired” just as the Department of Justice was Investigating

  6. Gary Fergus – California Lawyer. A walking ‘buffoon’. Should be in jail for monies stolen from Western/Thorpe Trusts. Elder abuser.; A complete moron. One of the worst, most dishonest lawyers — and a thief! Stole tens of millions from Asbestos Trusts (Western Asbestos Settlement Trust). Exhibit Fergus Affidavit Detailing Adverse Interests and Involvement in Payments to Brobeck – Grounds for Disqualification! Snyder and Fergus (Brobeck) represented Debtor – Collusion with Brayton
  7. Sara Beth BrownUpdate 2020 – RETIRED AFTER STEALING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS FROM VICTIMS – 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. Fired for theft from her previous job then  hired by Brayton/Snyder at the Western Trust where she proceeded to misappropriate hundreds of millions of dollars. “Retired” just as the Department of Justice was investigating. 
  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. Now just stealing rampant.
  9. Molly Spieczny – – Dresser/Halliburton Trust Lawyer/Fraudster – Corrupt daughter of a Judge. Misappropriated nearly a million dollars from Trusts though sham audits. A terrible lawyer!
  10. Gregory McHugh – – Delaware Lawyer – DII/Halliburton Trust Fraudster – Sidekick of Spieczny. An idiot committing fraud.
  11. Kathleen  Campbell Davis-PA Lawyer – – I would NEVER hire this 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. Words can’t describe what a buffoon and liar this douchebag is…
  13. Marla Eskin – Delaware Lawyer – – Davis’ dumb sidekick. Former Plaintiff Lawyer who was hired to by Delaware Trusts to Assist in Fraud. Terrible lawyer. Dishonest at they come. 20 years of theft by Eskin. NEVER HIRE THIS FRAUD.

    Dishonest Lawyer - Worse Person - Marla Eskin

    Dishonest Lawyer – Worse Person – Marla Eskin

  14. Bethany Recht- Pennsylvania Lawyer – –  Recht is 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. Never hire this lawyer!

    Bethany Recht - Bad Lawyer - Bad Person -Queen of Asbestos Liability Concealment

    Bethany Recht – Bad Lawyer – Bad Person -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. Tom Florence –Update 2020 – RETIRED AFTER STEALING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS FROM VICTIMS –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. John Brophy is now the fraudster is his spot – – Evidence of  Ankura Fraud – Lawsuits – Sham Audits – Pejury – Ankura Declation (lies) Complaint – Dr. Durham v. Ankura Consulting – SHAM AUDITS – MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS
  18. Jason Rubinstein – New York Lawyer — Manville Trust Fraudster. DO NOT HIRE> A terrible lawyer. Has her ever won a case?
  19. Jared Garelick  – – – Virginia/Pennsylvania Lawyer – Manville Trust Fraudster – previously investigated by U.S. Trustee for fraud – he must  have lied to them.
  20. Peter D’Apice – Texas Lawyer – – This Firm engages in fraud. Is their only client Asbestos Trusts? Have misappropriated hundreds of millions from Trusts – D’Apice is “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.
  21. 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.
  22. Kim Lavin – Delaware/New Jersey Lawyer – – Verus Trust Fraudster –  infects a LOT of Trusts. A terrible lawyer.
  23. Peter Kraus – Texas Lawyer (did he ever pass the California Bar?) – A Traitor to asbestos victims. – DO NOT HIRE THIS FIRM. Peter Kraus is dishonest!!!
  24. 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! DO NOT HIRE.
  25. Laura Paul (not a Lawyer)  – It would be compliment to call her “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. – Trailer Trash defined….
  26. 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.
  27. Beverly Weiss Manne – Insider Dealer –  Washington DC Lawyer – Corrupt – Misappropriated at least $100,000 from DII Trust. – DO NOT HIRE THIS FIRM.
  28. 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.
  29. Every Lawyer from Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka – Texas – A Law Firm that has left of legacy of Theft and Misappropriation from  AsbestosTrusts
  30. Sara Kohut – “Big Red” – Infect all trusts she’s involved in with insider dealing. – DO NOT HIRE THIS LAWYER…

So there they are…”The Dirty 30+”.

To act with such unabashed fraud – there is seriously something wrong with these individuals. Really wrong. Greed? NO DOUBT. Bad Lawyers who see a Chance to Steal Millions? YES. Corrupt? Collectively!!

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