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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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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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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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….

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Update October 2017: Nothing has changed since the original publishing. The site list for this Trust is a complete “sham” with Fiduciaries “concealing” thousands of thousands of known Unibestos sites and ships! The Goal of the Corrupt Fiduciaries: To steer as much of the Asbestos Victims PCC Trust Fund to themselves and co-conspirators. Attorneys Tom Florence, Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan and behind this mass fraud.

Notice re: Trust and Fiduciary Fraud — PCC Asbestos Trust

Fiduciaries,