Editors Note: 9/29/2017 – It’s unfortunate for asbestos victims that two lawyers are ‘stealing’ money from the Manville Trust who are supposed to be Fiduciaries — Jason Rubinstein and Jared Garelick. Having accepted a ‘tacit bribe’ to commit fraud, Rubinstein and Garelick have done just that years — conspiracy and bad faith. Add Sham lawsuits. Sham audits. Tyranny. Fraud. Misconduct. Perjury….all to protect the fraud of others (Al Brayton and Steve Kazan) and pad their own pockets with Asbestos victims money.
Updated regularly…(See below for note from author)
The Corrupt Women of Asbestos Litigation – Bad Lawyers/Worse People
There is over $30 Billion Dollars set aside for victims of asbestos diseases. But who oversees that money? Who decides which claimants/beneficiaries actually get compensated? Everyone talks about the “Trustees” or “Fiduciaries” (typically male)…..but they can’t do it alone. They need help to commit such massive fraud. Individuals with criminal intent and bad motives who will willingly engage in fraud if it benefits them. So what do these Trustees and Fiduciaries do? They fill the roles with “Corrupt Women Lawyers” and pay them well. The Appearance: “…these are esteemed female lawyers who have ‘broken the glass ceiling’…..”
In the battle of States v. Asbestos Trusts – Round 1 goes to the Trusts. “The Trusts got lucky,” said longtime Asbestos Attorney Michael Mandelbrot.
“13 States there is MAJOR fraud taking place at Asbestos Trusts and want the evidence. What does the Trust have to hide?” added Mandelbrot. Many lawyers have complained that extensive fraud and double dipping is taking place at the Trusts. “Of course it is! When the same lawyers are running the Trusts – Steven Kazan and Alan Brayton – are also filing claims with the Trusts, it’s a recipe for fraud. Kazan and Brayton have misappropriated a billion dollars from victims, thus harming States, and present and future beneficiaries of the Trust. A complete joke!”
“The lawyers at the Delaware Trusts, including Tom Florence, Mary Ellen Nickel, Molly Spieczny, Marla Eskin, and Marcellene Malouf have to be concerned. These Trusts and victims money have been their ‘gravy train’ for decades and it’s soon coming to a halt. These terrible lawyers will never get another job.”
Note from Michael Mandelbrot regarding successful Appeal against Thorpe Trusts –
This was a long time coming! It’s been decades of bad faith and corruption by the J.T. Thorpe, Inc. (jttstrust.com) Settlement Trust Fiduciaries and Thorpe Insulation Settlement Trust Fiduciaries (www.tistrust.com). My office was only sued for exposing this corruption and misappropriation of funds by these Fiduciaries. Everyone knows I have never filed an unreliable claim and in fact, my office files the most thorough and reliable claims in the Country. These fraudsters tried to wipe out the “Whistleblower” (me) through a sham lawsuits, sham audits, judicial bias, and bad faith — while misappropriating millions of dollars of victims funds in the process (Gary Fergus, attorney in California ‘stole’ millions). This victory in the Appeal of the bad faith lawsuit me is one step towards justice. Justice for me. Justice for my office. Justice for my family. And justice for all victims of asbestos diseases.
The pack of fraudsters and co-conspirators who run these Trusts, including Trust Fiduciaries Alan Brayton, Sara Beth Brown, Gary Fergus, Stephen Snyder, and David McClain have misappropriated nearly a billion dollars from Thorpe, Western and J.T. Thorpe Trust Beneficiaries, while breaching their duty to these same Beneficiaries. Here are examples of mass Trust Fraud and Misappropriations by the “Fiduciaries” who sued me:
Bernie Madoff/Steven Kazan — Steven Kazan/Bernie Madoff.
The comparisons are undeniable. Both misappropriated billions of dollars. Both enriched friends/family at the expense of victims. Both held themselves out “pioneers” while committing vast fraud. Both will leave a legacy of fraud and bad faith impacting tens of thousands of victims solely to enrich themselves. Unfortunately, only one of them is in jail. Madoff. The other (Kazan) continues to misappropriate funds from asbestos claimant. The difference? In every Asbestos Trust Kazan inserts a “License to Commit Fraud” thus allowing him to continue his wrath of dishonesty (i.e. …“No Asbestos Claimants’ Representative are to have or incur any liability to any Entity for any act or omissions arising out of the Chapter 11 cases or during the entirety of the Chapter 11 cases). 2 Criminals (although only one has been convicted – Madoff) – 2 “Losers” – 2 of the biggest fund frauds in history – 2 very bad individuals.
THE PIONEERS OF ASBESTOS TRUST FRAUD AND MISAPPROPRIATION
For decades, lawyers Steven Kazan, Alan Brayton, and David McClain have held themselves as “Pioneers” of Asbestos Litigation. The reality is – They are the “Pioneers of Asbestos Trust Fraud”. Billions (yes, billions) of dollars set aside for victims of asbestos have been misappropriated by these 3.
Opinion based on 20 years of filing Asbestos Trust Claims – See full blog post on this topic – Updated September 4, 2017 (and as circumstances change)
The Asbestos Trust Mafia: Corrupt Lawyers Harming Present and Future Asbestos Victims
Note: This is a ‘story’ that has to be written. Billions and Billions of Dollars have been stolen by the individuals below. Billions. Each of the individuals below is tied to each other as an “Asbestos Trust Fiduciary”. Each is dishonest. Each commits fraud solely designed to misappropriate money from asbestos victims. Each is solely engaging in fraud to “line their own pockets”. Quite possibly “THE” most corrupt lawyers in the Country. The Asbestos Trust Mafia.
Updated Regularly since the Asbestos Trust Corruption is ongoing….
Opinion (Michael J. Mandelbrot, 25 years Asbestos Plaintiff Attorney)
It’s Official – A Mafia exists in the world of Asbestos Litigation. I know because I worked at a “Mafia” member’s Firm, saw the activities first hand, and have now dealt with these corrupt Fiduciaries (the “Asbestos Trust Mafia”) for over 20 years. Nothing below would be printed were it not true and supported by factual and/or documentary evidence. For 30 years these dishonest lawyers have ‘raped’ Companies, Trusts, and Asbestos Victims to the tune of billions….
Notice re: Trust and Fiduciary Fraud — PCC Asbestos Trust
Please allow this notice to Fiduciaries, from Beneficiaries, serve as a Notice of Fiduciary fraud, concealment of job sites and ongoing rackateeing that is taking place with regards to the PCC Asbestos Trust.
March 21, 2017
It’s about time the State Attorney Generals began investigating Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts. The collusion, bad faith, misappropriation of funds and fraud have taken place for over a decade.
Finally – 13 State AG’s Investigate!