“Meet my mortal enemy, Lawrence Chazen. He was Garth Benton’s good buddy and Vic’s private lender. Vic described Chazen as “a top financial advisor for the Getty family.” Chazen was investigated by Andrew Cuomo of HUD for loan sharking, he threatening to take the home from a black grandmother in Oakland where I grew up. I went to school with her grandchildren. As fate would have it you can see this woman’s son, Willie Aiken, in Mark’s High School football team photo. This article appeared in the Examiner in 1995 and hence I tried to warn people these crooks were collapsing our economy. I am a true prophet.”
As I type, President Obama is asking oil companies to end their tax havens, and pay more taxes. Chazen is the Director of Noble-Swiss, and Noble-Cayman. He is an expert at setting up tax shelters. He did this for the Getty Oil family who are buying up all the images on the internet.
After Grarth and Christine Benton formed a family partnership with Vic and Vicki, they formed a partnership with Lawrence Chazen in the first Rosamond Gallery in Carmel – where the family partnership prints were sold! Vic and Vicki got nothing! Chazen was the biggest creditor in the Probate, and the Bankruptcy Christine filed after filing for divorce. I filed a claim larger then Chazen’s so I could keep my families Artistic Legacy in the family, because it was being sold to an outsider – who lied to me about the family prints, she saying she had nothing to do with them.
The image of the four black girls is titled ‘Lena and Her Sisters’ . Lena was our black maid who treated us like her own children. The movie ‘The Help’ is about these anonymous bonds that Christine honored in 1986.
Victor’s best friends in high school sat atop the pyramid building in San Francisco as CEOs of TransAmerica Title, and were dismissed because of involvement in realestate loan scams. Chazen is a partner with most members of the Getty family, as well as the Pelosi’s, and Newsoms, in the PlumpJack. This is a family-like affair. This is the real history of a world famous artist, that many rich and powerful people do not want you to see. This is why Artist Anonymous was born – and unborn!
I have seen the light! I am the poor Bohemian Artist who has met his beloved Muse! And, we will set you free!
I am a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and an attorney
on record for 50% interest in Shannon Rosamond. In my 16 years as a member of
the State Bar California, I have never experienced a more deliberate fraud on
any court or more reckless and calculated attempt to fraudulently take control
of a probate estate at the exclusion of the lawful heirs and total manipulation
of a tester’s intent that the present efforts of Attorney’s Robin Beare,
Lawrence J. Chazen and Garth Benton, the descendants former spouse.”
“Over the specific argument of Ms. Beare, Judge Silver refused to appoint Mr.
Chazen. Neither Ms. Beare nor Mr. Chazen disclosed to the court the very
critical fact that Mr. Chazen has the largest single creditor’s claim against
the estate and is a former business partner and business associate of Garth
Benton who the court had removed as Special Administer just moments before.”
Newsom’s annual income from 1996 to 2001 topped $439,000 per year, according to tax returns he provided. Most of it came in wages and dividends from the same Getty-backed concerns.
— Newsom’s 2000 income ballooned to more than $1.3 million thanks to an $844,000 profit he made on the sale of a Pacific Heights house he bought with Getty’s help, the returns show.
— A Getty trust paid Newsom $169,000 for investment advice from 1997-2000, Newsom said.
— When the family-owned Getty Images photographic business took its stock public in 1996, Newsom was in on the initial public offering, buying $10,000 worth. Since then, he has made $60,900 profit on trades of the stock, the tax returns show.
Trustee: Lawrence J. Chazen
Larry Chazen grew up in Iowa. He was educated at the University of Colorado where he earned a B.A. in Accounting and Law degree. His career focus has been as an investment manager and advisor. Larry is both a CPA and a member of the California Bar and, since 1994, has served on the Board of Noble Corporation – a Fortune 500 company. He is an owner of the Carmel Restaurant Group, which includes Grasing’s and Kurt’s Carmel Chop House restaurants. Larry and his wife Cece (who grew up in Pacific Grove) live in Carmel and have three children and two grandchildren. Larry enjoys hiking and travel.
OAKLAND — The lender and loan broker embroiled in controversy over the
threatened eviction of a 78-year-old Oakland widow denounced unscrupulous
lending practices, but insisted there was none in their case.
In separate interviews, broker Charles H. Oliver Jr. and San Francisco investor
Lawrence Chazen angrily objected to the cross-fire of publicity and politics
surrounding a 4-year-old loan to Mattie Aikens and her son Wilbert. Oliver and
Chazen said they’ve been the target of abusive telephone calls. Oliver operates
Homeowners Resources Corp. of Hayward along with his wife and partner, Cindy
Oliver. The Olivers said they are outraged that U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development officials publicly said, before investigating, that they
believed Aikens’ case was an example of predatory lending practices. He compared
himself to Richard Jewell, widely suspected of planting a bomb during the
Olympics in Atlanta until the Justice Department conceded it lacked sufficient
“It is so akin to that situation, it is ridiculous,” said Oliver, sifting
through 2-inch-thick files of paperwork he reviewed with The Examiner on
Aikens borrowed $160,000 in 1993 to fix a leaking roof and aging foundation,
among other repairs. Wilbert Aikens, then 60, co-signed the loan, but both now
say they did not fully understand the terms. The 12-month loan, which Homeowners
Resources sold to Chazen a month after it was authorized, called for $1,800
monthly payments, including a $162,000 final balloon payment because of the
payment rate and interest. The Aikens say they did not expect the balloon
payment or that they might have to refinance at the end of the year, although
the loan document clearly stated the terms.
Tried to renegotiate loan
HUD began examining the loan papers last week after Aikens filed a fair housing
complaint alleging she was the victim of predatory lending because terms of the
loan were not sufficiently explained and because she was singled out as an
elderly widow and a minority. Aikens, who is African American, had almost paid
off the home when she took out the loan. She was scheduled to be evicted this
Thursday because she did not pay off or refinance the loan when the total amount
became due after one year.
Last Thursday, Chazen agreed to give her two more months to try to refinance the
loan or come up with $250,000 to buy back the house.”I think there’s a real
problem that (HUD) is trying to solve, but that this loan does not fall within
the problem,” Chazen said Friday.
“Media being misled’ “I think the media is being misled, and I think there are a
lot of political overtones from both local attorneys and politicians in
Washington,” he said. Chazen, 55, said he is uncomfortable evicting a
78-year-old grandmother, and said he knows “it’s not a flattering position to be
in.””How do I feel about it? I feel like I have to take this whole thing in
stride. I feel sorry for her,” he said Friday as he sat in the living room of
his Russian Hill home.
Chazen and Oliver say Aikens’ family made written promises to help make the
payments, which is why Oliver agreed to the loan. Only Wilbert Aikens co-signed
the loan, however.
Getting family members to help finance the loan is not uncommon and is even
encouraged by some HUD programs for low-income homeowners and seniors, Oliver
Bankruptcy papers filed by Aikens show that she was receiving a total of $2,355
monthly from three of her children in addition to $1,000 income from Social
Security and her late husband’s pension – more than enough to make the $1,800
monthly payments, Oliver and Chazen contend.
Oliver said the balloon payment could have easily been refinanced if the family
had resolved a dispute with the contractor.
A beef that got out of control
Jamerson filed a lien against the house in 1994, preventing them from
refinancing the loan.”This whole thing is a beef with the contractor that got
way out of control,” said Cindy Oliver.
Chazen said he has allowed the family plenty of time to gather the money and is
only now forcing the eviction because he wants to recover what he can of his
investment. He said Aikens’ children should step forward with the cash as they
promised and pay off the loan or get another one. “If the children do not live
up to their responsibility and help her get a conventional loan, I will have to
evict her,” Chazen said. “That’s what I think is going to happen. I hope it
doesn’t come to that, but it probably will.”