Meet Captain Victim’s Private Lender

Republicans have come to the rescue of Bankers, claiming demonstrators are victimizing them. I posted the following Feb. 27, 2010 when I conducted a war against bankers all by myself.

Here is my voice and imgage. I ask about live-streamig, and am the guy in Santa hat.

Jon

Meet Captain Victim’s Private Lender

Meet my mortal enemy, Lawrence Chazen, one of the greedy monsters who helped
Bankrupt America. He was Garth Benton’s good buddy and Vic’s private lender. Vic
discribed 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. How many people wish they had
listened to me. Vicki Presco worked with Robin Beare and Chazen to keep me and
others in the dark about Rosamond’s artistic legacy. When Vic died, Vicki Presco
would work directly with Chazen making pedatory home loans. Vicki wanted to
believe her brothers were bastards, for she loves money! Here is my Judas! Look
at this ugly pig, with those ugly hungry eyes! Someone go get me a bullwhip!
“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 was/is the No.1 Creditor in the estate of Christine Rosamond Benton.
Chazen was a partner in the first Carmel gallery. He is/was a partner of Mayor
Gavin Newsom and most of the Getty family in the PlumpJack resturants. Chazen
tried to get a Superior Court Judge to appoint him executor of Christine’s
estate. There was tax fraud going on when my late sister died. The battle to
control information was, evil.
“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.”
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
evidence.
I found a class action complaint against Transamerica for defrauding Seniors in
“Reverse Mortgages”. This is ten years ago! This is when I started writing
letters to Attorney General Lungrin.”The complaint alleges that Transamerica
took advantage of the senior citizens’ need for cash income by selling “reverse
mortgages.” Under the reverse mortgage scheme, the complaint alleges seniors
borrowed against the hard-earned equity in their homes, but were charged
unconscionable and excessive fees and were assessed unfair charges unrelated to
the loan.
I met somebody who knew Lawrence Chazen. He saw him a few times at home default
auctions. What I suspect what he was doing was befriending realestate guys in
their favorite bars – such as the Copper Penny in Walnut Creek – and becoming
their private lenders. All one needed in order to make a loan, was a California
Realestate License. These loans would be bundled up, and when some one
defaulted, Chazen bought their home for a song at auction, and resold it.
To:gavin.newsom@sfgov.org
Dear Honorable Gavin Newsom;
By an incredible twist of fate it appears our paths have crossed in regards to
Lawrence Chazen and the Getty family. There exists in the Probate of my late
sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, a overwhelming scandal that may become the
focus of much public attention in regards to Gay Marriages. In my sister’s
probate are letters I filed protesting the advertisement of the Lesbian novel
‘Love Match’ which is about the marriage of Martina Navratilova to a Beauty
Queen. The author os this book was authoring the biography of my sister who
drowned at Rocky Point. She was a partner of Lawrence Chazen in her Carmel
Gallery.
I am asking you to champion my cause and help me be represented in this Court of
Law that has so far utterly ignored my ‘Family Values’. The two oldest
structures in San Francisco were brought around the Cape in a Clipper in 1849 by
my great grandfather , Carl Janke, who set them up in Belmont. Janke is the
co-founder of this city where he built California’s first theme part
‘Tansforan’. These homes were later moved to S.F.I am writing a biography of my
later sister.SincerelyJohn PrescoAt the Gate of the Grail Castle
60 Minutes Exposes the Source of Economic Collapse

Paul Bishop, a former employee of Oakland’s World Savings, appeared on 60
Minutes and said no one at World Savings heeded his warnings. Alas I own
credibility in regards to my fifteen year crusade to expose Lawrence Chazen as a
Loan Shark who preyed on black people. No one listended to me, or Mr. Bishop who
was fired after said he would warn Wachovia
“Paul Bishop says he warned World managers prior to the company’s sale to
Wachovia that he had concerns about what he describes as potentially “predatory
lending, fraud and the deceptive nature of stated income loans”

This article appeared in the S.F. Chronicle in 1996. I went to Oakland High
Schood with Mrs. Aikens grandsons.

“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.

“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.”

“In fact the complaint claims World “wanted to increase its business” in ethnic
communities and “targeted” those groups. But Bishop claims “borrowers were being
enticed into bad/predatory loans with the offer of drastically reduced mortgage
payments and the chance to take cash out, without being told the complete truth
about the loans.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/60minutes/main3415.shtml
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/13/60minutes/main4801309.shtml
CBS) How did the mortgage industry destroy itself and set off an economic
collapse that ruined the finances of millions of Americans? Executives tend to
hold themselves blameless, saying that no one could have seen the disaster
coming. Well, judge for yourself after you hear the story of Paul Bishop, who
worked at the nation’s second largest savings and loan. World Savings Bank was
among the industry’s most admired mortgage lenders. But Bishop says the kind of
lending practices he saw were leading to a world of trouble that would
ultimately result in billions in losses and a federal investigation. What does
Paul Bishop say he told executives at World Savings, three years before the
crash? “We’re breaking the law, okay? We’re breaking the law. You know we’re
breaking the law. I know we’re breaking the law. What the hell do you think is
going on here? You know, you’re granting too many people loans who simply can’t
qualify,” Bishop told 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley.

http://cbs5.com/investigates/lawsuit.world.savings.2.729925.html

Oakland Bank’s Lending Sparks Ex-Employee Lawsuit
ReportingAnna WernerE-mailOAKLAND (CBS 5) ¯Click to enlarge
A former employee of Oakland’s World Savings is suing the company (now owned by
Wachovia) and its former principals, saying he was fired in retaliation for his
reporting of improper practices and violations of state and federal laws
including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by World in selling loans in San Francisco and
the Bay Area. In a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court, former loan
consultant Paul Bishop says he warned World managers prior to the company’s sale
to Wachovia that he had concerns about what he describes as potentially
“predatory lending, fraud and the deceptive nature of stated income loans” at
World, and about his belief that World was “committing fraud, violating its
fiduciary duties and its obligations under the Sarbanes-Oxley act.”

In the complaint, Bishop claims World “preyed upon” desperate borrowers who were
“enticed into bad/predatory loans…without being told the complete truth about
the loans” and that “borrowers were not told the full story about the terms,
assumptions or risks of their loans”. In the filing, he says he told World
managers the company’s situation could be “compared to Enron” but that his
warnings were ignored and he was fired after telling one manager that he was
going to report the situation to the CFO of what was at that time the
prospective buyer, Wachovia
http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2007/03/hon.html
http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2008/09/ripping-off-seniors-from-atop-pryamid-i
.html
http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2006/04/my-enemylawrence-chazenchazen-was.html
http://www.geocities.com/winemaking/cr_bio2.html
http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/homefront/tag/paul-bishop/
To Chroncile Staff;
I just sent this e-mail to Congressman Farr. You did a article on Gavin Newsom
who was a partner of Lawrence Chazen who was an ex-partner of my late sister in
her Carmel Gallery. My niece’s attorney accuses Chazen of fraudulant activity in
a attempt to rest this famous Artistic legacy away from the heirs. This is part
of a cover-up.

Dear Congressman Farr;

December 23, 2004

On March 26, 1999 my late sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, drowned under
mysterious conditions at Rocky Point. She was the world famous artist ‘Rosamond’
and had a gallery in Carmel. She married Garth Benton, a cousin of the famous
artist, Thomas Hart Benton, and thus is related to you. You will find the Benton
family (under Jane Preston) and the Farr family in this Breckenridge genealogy.

http://www.woodstocknation.org/breckinridge.htm

We are four generations Oakland, and our great grandfather Carl Janke was a
co-founder of Belmont California. The two oldest homes in San Francisco were
brought around the Cape by Janke in 1849 on a Clipper. He brought six of them
for those who struck it rich in the gold fields. The William Ralston house was a
portable house, and your kin William Sharon came to own it.
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
evidence.

“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
Saturday.

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
said.
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.”

“You may also know, from my previous posts, that Golden West/World Savings was
taken over by Wachovia, a move which contributed mightily to the fact that
Wachovia failed this year and was taken over by Wells Fargo. And, a couple of
weeks ago, I posted some information about Paul Bishop, who is suing Golden
West/World Savings under the whistle-blower’s law.Now, today, Inman News
published a report that Michael Flynn, former chief legal officer for Golden
West/World Savings, is now the chief attorney for Housing and Urban Development,
a post in which he supervizes about 370 of that department’s attorneys. AND, and
this might be even worse, if it’s not just as as bad, Flynn is also a director
for the HOPE for Homeowners program that is supposed to be helping people who
are victims of predatory loans, many of which are former Golden West customers.”

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