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How Steven Kazan and Alan Brayton Misappropriated Billions from Asbestos Trust Funds in 4 Simple Steps

The “Methods” of Corruption of 2 California Asbestos Lawyers

Every present and future victim of asbestos diseases will receive less money because of 2 very corrupt lawyers – Steven Kazan and Alan Brayton. Look in any Asbestos Trust By-Laws and Trust Distribution Procedures and you will find them. Collectively, Steven Kazan and Alan Brayton control nearly every Asbestos Trust in the Country (approximately 30 Trusts totaling nearly $30 BILLION dollars). They are “Fiduciaries” for the victims of asbestos diseases. But on each Trust, Kazan and Brayton breach that “Fiduciary Duty”. Insider dealing? Yes! Concealment of Asbestos Trust sites? Yes. Collusion? Yes. The net result? The misappropriation of BILLIONS of dollars to Kazan and Brayton.

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For years it has been taking place: Fraud – Bad Faith – Concealment of Asbestos Companies Liability Sites!

This week’s example – The Kaiser Aluminum Asbestos Settlement Trust (KACC – Kaiser Refractories) – A Trust with over $600 million in assets being corrupted by Alan Brayton, Steven Kazan, Bob Capritti, Kimberly Lavin, Dan Myer and a host of other “Fiduciaries” conspiring to engage in fraud and concealment. 

This one is best explained by attaching the actual e-mails and documents requesting the Trust add sites. To date – This Trust has contended that the following “Kaiser Refractories” product did not contain asbestos – Kaiser Insulating Refractory Cement. This is pure fraud! Here is the actual invoice: Kaiser Refractories Invoice to Kaiser Steel, Napa (asbestos) 1970.

Here are Kaiser’s Interrogatories admitting Kaiser IRC contains Asbestos – Additional Proof of Kaiser Insulating Cement containing Asbestos! and here’s more: 129.6A-01 KACC – Actual Interrogatories from KACC.

Let’s see what happens next? The Trust has already refused to add “Kaiser Steel, Napa” (the site where the products were sold by Kaiser) to the “Kaiser” site list. But  now the Trust has been presented with this – Invoice – ACandS to Kaiser Steel Napa (Pabco Asbestos Cement) – There is no denying this is a sale of asbestos products from ACandS to Kaiser Steel, Napa, CA in 1972! Who had this documents (and concealed it!) – Trust Fiduciaries Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan (aka Bernie Madoff).

Here’s the e-mail to the Trust – Let’s see how they respond. I’ve included the e-mails as well where the Trust refused to add Kaiser Steel, Napa, CA to the Kaiser site List.

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Verus “Fiduciaries”,

Please allow this to serve a Formal Request to Add the following site to the ACandS Asbestos Settlement Trust site list: Kaiser Steel, Napa (1972).

Please find the attached ACandS invoice supplying ASBESTOS products to Kaiser Steel, Napa, CA. This invoice specifically bills for “Asbestos Workers”. Unlike the request below to add Kaiser Steel, Napa to the “Kaiser” site list (KACC), there is simply no way for you to fraudulently claim the product did not contain asbestos.

Trust: ACandS Settlement Trust

Site to Add: Kaiser Steel (aka Basalt Rock), Napa, CA (1972).

We would hope and request for beneficiaries that the site will be added immediately.

The Beneficiaries are also well aware that Fiduciaries Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan (as with every Trust they are Fiduciaries) have concealed these ACandS site liability documents in an effort to harm victims of asbestos diseases (not represented by their Firms).

Thanks,

Mike

Mandelbrot Law Firm/Asbestos Legal Center

1223 Grant Ave. Suite C

Novato, CA 94945

(415) 895-5175 

(415) 727-4700 (fax)

Mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org

www.mesothelioma.pro

www.asbestoslegalcenter.org

 

From: Michael Mandelbrot <mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org>
To: Bob Capritti <RCapritti@verusllc.com>
Cc: Dan Myer <DMyer@verusllc.com>; Frances Gecker <fgecker@fgllp.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation (KACC) — Kaiser Steel in Napa, CA

Bob,

See page 28 of the attached document. I believe this is from the OCF “picture” books where asbestos products of other companies is identified. IRC is clearly a Kaiser asbestos product. In addition, I provided to you Interrogatories which admit “other companies” supplied asbestos products, including CE (a company you should know) and Babcock and Wilcox – both companies which admit their insulating cement contained asbestos. You can’t identify ONE insulating or “high temperature” cement for refractories (IRC) that did NOT contain asbestos during this time. To now deny that IRC contained asbestos is clearly part of the ongoing bad faith.

This shouldn’t even be an issue and the site should have been added without any discussion. In addition, it probably impacts 1-2 claims. No doubt if your favored Firms submitted the same evidence, it would have been added without question.

So what did you rely on to determine that Insulating Refractory Cement did not contain asbestos Fiduciary Capritti?

Copy to AG File/U.S. Trustee

 

Thanks,

Mike

Mandelbrot Law Firm/Asbestos Legal Center

1223 Grant Ave. Suite C

Novato, CA 94945

(415) 895-5175 

(415) 727-4700 (fax)

Mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org

www.mesothelioma.pro

www.asbestoslegalcenter.org

 

From: Bob Capritti <RCapritti@verusllc.com>
To: Michael Mandelbrot <mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org>
Cc: Dan Myer <DMyer@verusllc.com>; Frances Gecker <fgecker@fgllp.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:14 AM
Subject: Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation (KACC) — Kaiser Steel in Napa, CA

Michael:

 

The subject line for the e-mail below should have referenced Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation (“KACC”) and not ASARCO. My apologies for this inadvertent oversight.

 

In any event, I-R-C did not contain asbestos. The only KACC asbestos-containing products are those that are listed on the Trust’s website.

 

Bob Capritti | Claims Manager

 

Verus LLC

rcapritti@verusllc.com 609.466.0427 ext. 1010

3967 Princeton Pike | Princeton, NJ 08540 www.verusllc.com

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:

This e-mail and any attachments contain information from Verus Claims Services, LLC and are intended solely for the use of the named recipient or recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail by anyone other than an intended recipient is strictly prohibited. If you are not a named recipient, you are prohibited from any further viewing of the e-mail or any attachments or from making any use of the e-mail or attachments. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mail or attachments.

 

 

From: Bob Capritti
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:53 AM
To: ‘Michael Mandelbrot’ <mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org>
Cc: Dan Myer <DMyer@verusllc.com>; Frances Gecker <fgecker@fgllp.com>
Subject: RE: ASARCO Trust — Kaiser Steel in Napa, CA

 

Michael:

 

Insulating Refractory Cement, I-R-C, did not contain asbestos.

 

Bob Capritti Claims Manager

 

Verus LLC

rcapritti@verusllc.com 609.466.0427 ext. 1010

3967 Princeton Pike | Princeton, NJ 08540 www.verusllc.com

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:

This e-mail and any attachments contain information from Verus Claims Services, LLC and are intended solely for the use of the named recipient or recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail by anyone other than an intended recipient is strictly prohibited. If you are not a named recipient, you are prohibited from any further viewing of the e-mail or any attachments or from making any use of the e-mail or attachments. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mail or attachments.

 

 

From: Michael Mandelbrot [mailto:mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 2:13 PM
To: Bob Capritti <RCapritti@verusllc.com>
Cc: Dan Myer <DMyer@verusllc.com>; Frances Gecker <fgecker@fgllp.com>
Subject: Re: ASARCO Trust — Kaiser Steel in Napa, CA

 

Bob,

 

I have not checked for additional PID and shouldn’t have to check.

 

As a Fiduciary ‘over’ this 600+ million dollar Trust, you should know the asbestos products they manufactured. Have you checked Kaiser sales records for additional sales to Kaiser Napa? Maybe you can send over their invoices and I’ll be happy to review them? Where can I find them – besides being concealed by ACC members?

 

To aid in your research, I’ve provided the “sham” interrogatories prepared by Corporate Counsel for KACC – around pages 70-80, you can see the products that Kaiser admits to ‘manufacturing’ – However, what’s also clear is their ‘re-brand’ of many other asbestos refractory products (i.e. Kaiser IRC) obtained from other companies. Prepared by “Corporate Counsel” at a time Kaiser was trying to ‘evade’ liability, these interrogatories are replete with gaps, but clearly aid in the inference (for the Beneficiaries) that Kaiser supplied A/C products to Kaiser Steel in Napa not just in 1970 – but long before and after….

 

I’ll wait to hear back from you after you do your ‘research’. Please let me know what your ‘astute’ research entails?

 

 

Thanks,

Mike

 

 

Mandelbrot Law Firm/Asbestos Legal Center

1223 Grant Ave. Suite C

Novato, CA 94945

 

(415) 895-5175 

(415) 727-4700 (fax)

Mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org

www.mesothelioma.pro

www.asbestoslegalcenter.org

 

 

From: Bob Capritti <RCapritti@verusllc.com>
To: Mike Mandelbrot <mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org>
Cc: Dan Myer <DMyer@verusllc.com>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: RE: ASARCO Trust — Kaiser Steel in Napa, CA

 

Michael:

 

Attached is a listing of the approved products which is published on the Trust’s website. Insulating Refractory Cement (“IRC”) is not on the list of approved KACC asbestos-containing products so we are going to have to look into this in greater detail. Furthermore, the invoice only establishes a shipment of 6 bags of IRC to Kaiser Steel in February 1970.

 

Do you have any additional invoices or deposition testimony which places asbestos-containing KACC products at Kaiser Steel?

 

Thank you.

 

Bob Capritti | Claims Manager

 

Verus LLC

rcapritti@verusllc.com 609.466.0427 ext. 1010

3967 Princeton Pike | Princeton, NJ 08540 www.verusllc.com

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:

This e-mail and any attachments contain information from Verus Claims Services, LLC and are intended solely for the use of the named recipient or recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail by anyone other than an intended recipient is strictly prohibited. If you are not a named recipient, you are prohibited from any further viewing of the e-mail or any attachments or from making any use of the e-mail or attachments. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mail or attachments.

 

 

From: Mike Mandelbrot [mailto:mandelbrot@asbestoslegalcenter.org]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 1:33 PM
To: Bob Capritti <RCapritti@verusllc.com>
Cc: Dan Myer <DMyer@verusllc.com>
Subject: Re: ASARCO Trust — Kaiser Steel in Napa, CA

 

What about KACC trust adding this site ?

Thanks,

Mike

On Oct 23, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Bob Capritti <RCapritti@verusllc.com> wrote:

Michael:

 

We have reviewed the materials you have submitted regarding Garlock product exposure at Kaiser Steel in Napa, CA. These materials provide sufficient support to establish Garlock product exposure for claims filed by your firm for:

 

Exposure Site: Kaiser Steel

Location: Napa, California

Time Period: November 1, 1960 through December 31, 1986

 

For claims arising from exposure at Kaiser Steel, you will need to proceed as follows –

 

Go to the Exposure tab and type the name of the jobsite in the box for ‘co-worker affidavit on file’ – then choose the relevant jobsite from the dropdown that appears:

 

 

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<image006.jpg> Bob Capritti | Claims Manager

 

Verus LLC

rcapritti@verusllc.com 609.466.0427 ext. 1010

3967 Princeton Pike | Princeton, NJ 08540 www.verusllc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 3, 2016

Corrupt Asbestos Trust Lawyers Attempt to Have Mandelbrot Blog Posts Removed

The letters keep coming. I’ve attached copies of some of them below.

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An Example of Asbestos Trust Fraud and the Concealment of Documents – The G-I (GAF) Asbestos Settlement Trust

This a perfect example of Asbestos Trust Fraud and the Concealment of Documents – The G-I (GAF) Asbestos Settlement Trust!

The G-I Asbestos Settlement Trust (Verus LLC) has the Invoices of GAF and Ruberoid depicting decades of sales of asbestos products! They have them! Thousands and Thousands of invoices. But do the Beneficiaries get to see these asbestos liability documents….documents Verus has a “Fiduciary Duty to Produce to Beneficiaries? NO.

The G-I Asbestos Settlement Trust, its “Fiduciaries” are concealing them. Making matters worse for beneficiaries, the G-I Asbestos Settlement Trust is ONLY providing them “Favored Law Firms” (the “Double Dippers” such as Alan  Brayton and Steven Kazan). This is fraud! This is criminal concealment! This is a breach of Fiduciary duties.

So who is responsible?

  1. Verus LLC (supposed to be a Fiduciary): The lawyers involved: Robert Capritti, Dan Myer, Frances Gecker, Stephen Snyder — All Trustees of the Trust. All conspiring to conceal documents.
  2. Frances Gecker – Corrupt and Dishonest lawyer supposed to be a “Trustee” or “Fiduciary for the Trust” – Actively involved in the concealment.

So why would the G-I (GAF) Asbestos Settlement Trust Conceal Documents specifically to harm G-I Asbestos Settlement Trust Beneficiaries? 

The answers are simple!

  1. Misappropriate G-I Asbestos Settlement  Trust Funds to Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan (the “Kings of Asbestos Trust Corruption and famous “Double Dippers”
  2. Preserve G-I Asbestos Settlement Trust Funds so Verus LLC (Myer, Capritti, Kim Lavin) can misappropriate more  G-I (GAF) Beneficiary  Funds
  3. Deceive present and future Beneficiaries of the Asbestos Liabilities of G-I (GAF) to limit payments to the same
  4. So Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan can continue their pattern of Racketeering, Fraud and Bad Faith and theft of “billions” of Asbestos Victims Trust Funds

Below – you will find the e-mail from Verus LLC – finally responding to my 5th request for the G-I Trust documents! If the same request had been made by a “Favored Counsel” (such as Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan), the G-I invoices and liability documents (depicting decades of sales)  would have been immediately provided!

From Verus LLC – Bob Capritti on November 2, 2017

Michael:

In order to request  G-I Trust documents you will need to serve a valid subpoena on the G-I Trust following the proper legal procedures for service.   

Please be advised that Verus is not authorized to accept service of process on behalf of the G-I Trust.

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G-I (GAF Asbestos Settlement  Trust Fraud – Alan Brayton – “King” of Double Dippers

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Steven Kazan  – Conceals Asbestos Liability Documents at over 20 Trusts. Fiduciary Fraud!

Stephen-Snyder-Corrupt-LawyerStephen Snyder – Former Asbestos Defense Lawyer who has committed perjury (many times) to become G-I Settlement Trust Trustee and the  Trustee of many other Trust. Conspires with Steven Kazan and Alan Brayton on many Trusts and has assisted in the misappropriation of billions in Trust funds.

Contact the messenger behind the fraud – he can confirm all of the above!

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Bob Capritti | Claims Manager

 

Verus LLC

rcapritti@verusllc.com 609.466.0427 ext. 1010

3967 Princeton Pike | Princeton, NJ 08540 |www.verusllc.com

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Have you seen the new Complaint filed by the Manville Trust lawyer Jason Rubinstein against the Thorpe Insulation Settlement Trust (www.tistrust.com)  and its corrupt lawyers Snyder, Miller & Orton (Stephen Snyder)?

Here it is: Manville Trust v. Thorpe Insulation Trust Complaint

This is too good to be true.

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EVERY TRUST! Every Trust in which Steven Kazan and  Alan Brayton are Fiduciaries, there is corruption taking place. Every one. Who loses? Asbestos Victims! While these ‘lawyers’ champion themselves as advocates for victims of asbestos disease, the “Truth” is that they have misappropriated BILLIONS of dollars from Asbestos Victims and that every present and future victim of asbestos disease will receive ‘less’ recovery because of the fraud of these two individuals. So how do they do it?

One method is crystal clear —

CONCEALMENT OF JOB SITES WHERE EVERY ASBESTOS COMPANY WAS PRESENT SO THAT CURRENT AND FUTURE VICTIMS OF ASBESTOS DISEASE CANNOT RECOVER THE TRUSTS

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Editors Note: 10/19/2017 – Jason Rubinstein fails to get this Blog Post Removed – Without ever contacting the Mandelbrot Law Firm or Michael Mandelbrot, corrupt New York Lawyer attempted to get this post removed.  Using his Firm’s authority and Manville Trust Funds (since we know he ‘billed’ for his time), Rubinstein wrote a letter to my website provider attaching the below post and many other of my blog posts and requesting the provider remove this blog. I look forward to posting the letter!

Apparently, the “Harvard trained” Rubinstein forgot about the 1st Amendment, “Fair use”, and didn’t like the truth being told. Simply put, Jason Rubinstein’s conduct, actions, bad faith and misrepresentations have cost thousands of asbestos victims. Not only is Rubinstein misappropriating Manville Trust funds (under Garelick’s direction) through ‘sham’ and excessive billings, but those very billings are solely to harm thousands more present and future victims of the Manville Trust (represented by me). Knowing that I have never filed an unreliable claim with any Trust (yet alone Manville where my office successfully filed hundreds of claims), the loser Rubinstein continues to misrepresent facts about my office’s claim filings solely to harm asbestos victims and my office. Rubinstein KNOWS he’s engaging in racketeering, fraud, and the misappropriating of Trust funds (solely to further Kazan and Brayton fraud and bad faith), but seemingly has no ethics. A completely disgraceful lawyer — Jason Rubinstein.

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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’…..”

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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.”

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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: