July 16, 2021 (Opinion)
Steven Kazan (www.kazanlaw.com) – The Criminal Element of Asbestos Company Bankruptcies & Asbestos Trusts
Simply put, criminal conduct has taken place by Steven Kazan for nearly 2 decades with regards to Chapter 11 Asbestos Trusts. The Department of Justice published a “Chapter 11 Handbook” (link below) which defines “Bankruptcy Crimes”.
Kazan – in his role as “Trust Advisory Committee” member (a “Fiduciary”) for dozens of Asbestos Trusts – has committed many, many “Bankruptcy crimes”. See 18 U.S.C. Section 152
In fact, there is “mountains” of proof that Steven Kazan has committed the Bankruptcy Crimes.
Kazan’s Bankruptcy Crimes:
- Withholding Documents Related to Debtors (Bankrupt Asbestos Companies) Property – In nearly every Bankruptcy where Kazan serves as a Trust Advisory Member, Kazan has concealed hundreds, if not thousands, of known Asbestos job sites in order to suppress Trust Beneficiary claims. This has cost tens of thousands of Asbestos Victims their fair compensation from Trusts Kazan is a Trust Advisory Committee Member.
- Receiving a Material Amount of Property from the Debtor with intent to defeat the Bankruptcy Code – From dozens of Asbestos Trusts where he is a Trust Advisory Committee Member, Kazan has received hundreds of millions (a material amount of property) through fraud, insider dealing, and ‘favorable’ treatment.
- Giving, Offering, Receiving, or Attempting to Obtain Money, Property, ADVANTAGE for Acting or Forbearing to Act in a Bankruptcy Case: Kazan has committed many, many crimes here. Kazan has a number of “quid pro quo” deals with Trusts and Fiduciaries to ensure that Kazan Law Firm claims receive favorable treatment from trusts. This includes deals with Ankura Consulting LLC., Delaware Claims Processing Facility (Mary Ellen Nickel – DCPF – who has “special processors” review Kazan’s claims), other TAC Members such as Alan Brayton etc.. Kazan has misappropriated hundreds of millions of dollars in victim’s monies to “interested parties” (those precluded from working at Trusts by the Justice Dept.) including Gary Fergus (former Brobeck lawyer), Stephen Snyder (former Fibreboard lawyer), Sara Beth Brown, Mary Ellen Nickel (former CCR asbestos defense lawyer who has now stolen/misappropriated billions from Trusts), former Judge Ken Kawaichi (Kazan’s longtime buddy!!!), Sander Esserman, Peter D’Apice (former defense lawyer) and many, many others…
- Making a False Declaration in a Bankruptcy Case – In every Bankruptcy Case Kazan has served as a Fiduciary – Steven Kazan has filed a “False Declaration” – EVERY SINGLE ONE. Kazan has essentially LIED to the Court on dozens of occasions. How? Every Declaration REQUIRES that Kazan state he is a “disinterested” party (and, of course, he is NOT), will treat all Claimant’s equally (his Fiduciary Duty), and has no “relationship” to any of the other Fiduciaries. Kazan lies in every one. Kazan NEVER ensures all Claimants get treated equally (only that his Law Firm claims receive favorable treatment and excessive valuations). Kazan is not “disinterested” as he has prior and existing relationships with ALL other Fidiciares. Simply put – Kazan is a big fraud!!
Why the Department of Justice hasn’t investigated him specifically (no doubt there Tax Fraud too!) is a big mystery……maybe he’s paid them off too…?
Department of Justice Chapter 11 Handbook – Numerous Violations by Steven Kazan
Here are some more details of Kazan’s Fraud –
4 Ways Plaintiff Lawyer Steven Kazan Manipulates Asbestos Trusts to Misappropriate Millions from Asbestos Victims – Akin to a racist police office…….
The Washington Post recently had a great article entitled: Four Ways Donald Trust is Already Manipulating the U.S. Election.
Copy Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/16/four-ways-donald-trump-is-already-manipulating-us-elections/?utm_source=reddit.com
In the article, the author discusses the book “How to Rig an Election” and the steps Trump is (purportedly) taking to rig the 2020 Presidential Election.
These “steps” are identical to the steps Steven Kazan has used to manipulate (rig) Asbestos Trusts. Identical.
In fact, Attorney Steven Kazan (@kazanlaw) could write the playbook on rigging the system. He’s the king!!
“How to Rig Asbestos Trusts by Steven Kazan”….
The book “How to Rig an Election” discusses 4 steps “frauds” use to manipulate the system. 1) Suppressing Votes; 2) Discrediting the System; 3) Dividing; and 4) Distorting the Trust About Rivals/Competitors…
Asbestos lawyer Steven Kazan has used EVERY ONE of these steps in rigging Asbestos Trusts. Every one.
And stolen billions. Let’s discuss these steps as they relate to Steven Kazan’s theft from Asbestos Trusts and Asbestos victims.
4 Steps Used by Steven Kazan to Manipulate Asbestos Trusts and Misappropriate Millions:
- Kazan Suppresses Asbestos Claims (like Trump is trying to suppress votes): Since Kazan only represents mesothelioma victims, Kazan suppresses any and Asbestos Claims that are not mesothelioma claims. How does he accomplish this? As a Fiduciary on 30 Trusts, Kazan inserts rules (no one objects) which ultimately suppress thousands of claims. Example 1: Making medical requirements more stringent and difficult for Asbestos Victims; Example 2: Under the strict authority of Steven Kazan, dozens of Trusts have banned (prestigious) Doctors (used by non-mesothelioma Law firms) to suppress claims. Example 2: Kazan diverts millions in Trust Funds to (former Asbestos Defense) lawyers to file sham/fictitious Lawsuits against other Plaintiff counsel to wipe out/ban their claims. Please see my prior blog posts regarding the Western Asbestos and Thorpe Insulation Trusts. Kazan is complete fraud.
- Kazan Discredits the System (like Trump): The buffoon Kazan stood before Congress and LIED! Discrediting the Asbestos Litigation System regarding non-mesothelioma cases. Kazan – Fraud before House Judiciary Committee (2002)
- Kazan Divides Asbestos Plaintiffs (favored Firms versus non-Favored) and Rules as a Dictator (like Trump Divides States): This is easy for him. Kazan, along with his “favored” Law Firms, always get favorable treatment from the $30 Billion Dollar Asbestos Trusts. Kazan falsely criticizes competitors to create bias’ and favoritism. In addition, since Kazan in integral in appointing other Asbestos Trust Fiduciaries (like his former Alameda Asbestos Judge Ken Kawaichi) so Kazan gets favorable treatment. Kazan is the definition of a Fraudulent Fiduciary. He should be in jail next to Madoff.
- Kazan Distorts the Truth About Rivals/Competitors (like Trump distorts the Truth about rivals in order to misappropriate Trust funds). See #1 above. Kazan falsely accuses Rivals of filing fraudulent claims (while he’s filing them!) and initiates sham Lawsuits. Kazan has been doing this for decades. In addition, while paying off UCSF Doctors just to get his cases, Kazan also distorts the Truth about rivals. Simply put – the biggest fraud in Asbestos is Steven Kazan….
But wait…there is a close second. Alan Brayton. Kazan’s sidekick in fraud. Everything above can also be said about Alan Brayton. Everything. How do I know? I worked there and saw it from the inside. Brayton is the King of Fraud. Kazan is the King of Corruption. Both should be in jail.
Donald Trump – Have you considered Steven Kazan as a Campaign Manager ?- No one rigs the system more than Kazan…No One……
And of course – Kazan’s sidekick – Alan Brayton who was also heavily involved in Kazan and Bluebond’s fraud.