Why is Darren Chaker so interested in Maura Larkins?by Maura Larkins
Jan. 24, 2015
In San Diego, Darren Chaker, who is currently on supervised release from federal prison for bankruptcy fraud, is stalking me (teacher/blogger Maura Larkins). As his rap sheet makes clear, Chaker doesn't let honesty interfere with his efforts to achieve his goals.
Why is this man so interested in me?
Darren Chaker has been sending letters about me to people on my street. Some of us are a little bit nervous, since Mr. Chaker has a troubling law enforcement record.
It seems clear that Darren Chaker got interested in me because I reminded him
of Wendy Mateo, the grandmother of his child. A few years ago Chaker sued Mateo for calling
him a "deadbeat dad". His suit was thrown out as a "SLAPP" by San Diego
In July 2011, Chaker was appealing his loss to the Court of Appeal.
At the same time, I was appealing a ruling by Judge Judith Hayes, who ordered
me never to speak or write the names of Stutz, Artiano Shinoff & Holtz law firm or
any of its attorneys.
My case was clearly very similar to the Mateo case.
Mr. Cahker sat down next to me at the Court of Appeal in July 2011 on the day
that attorney Shaun Martin presented winning arguments in my case.
I spoke to Chaker for a while, then I moved to the front row of the gallery.
My friend remained seated near Chaker. She reported to me that Mr. Chaker
became very disturbed as he listened to the oral arguments and the comments
of the judges. I suspect that Mr. Chaker was upset because it seemed likely
that the judges were going to come down on the side of free speech.
If that is what he believed, he was right.
On August 5, 2011 the California Court of Appeal in San Diego ruled that Judge
Hayes' injunction permanently forbidding me from mentioning the name of Stutz
law firm, either orally or in writing, was "exceedingly unconstitutional."
As I walked out of the Court of Appeal after oral arguments, I was approached by
From the FBI website:
Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Dec. 17, 2013
HOUSTON—Darren David Chaker, 41, of Beverly Hills, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of bankruptcy fraud, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Chaker was found guilty April 4, 2013, following a five-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas.
Today, Judge Atlas sentenced Chaker to a term of 15 months in prison, to be immediately followed by a three-year-term of supervised release. He was further ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. As part of the sentencing, Judge Atlas included special conditions that he not stalk or harass anyone and obtain mental health counseling and anger management...
A sampling of Darren Chaker cases:
Chaker v. Crogan
Zaya v. Chaker
Mr. Chaker advised me to take down my website in exchange for the law firm's
agreement to not to make me pay attorney's fees.
I told Mr. Chaker that I would rather go to jail. He said, "I'm just advising you to do
this because they are so nasty."
Then Mr. Chaker went over to two members of the Plaintiff's law firm, and walked
out of the courtroom chatting with them! I do not believe that they had asked him
to approach me. I believe he hatched the plan all by himself.
I reported the Court of Appeal incident with Mr. Chaker on my blog, thus apparently earning the ire of a man who is widely known for dishonest, malicious and aggressive behavior.
Mr. Chaker seems to have became even more enraged when he lost the appeal in the Mateo case.
He makes bizarre accusations about all sorts of people. He refuses to acknowledge that Chula Vista
Elementary School District desperately tried to get me to go back to work after I
had been viciously harassed by Robin Donlan and other teachers at Castle Park Elementary.
I refused to go back to work without an investigation into the harassment I
suffered. The district refused to produce a report on the "investigation" it claimed
to have initiated.
I was fired for "insubordination" because I refused to go back to work. Here are
the charges against me.
Darren Chaker fails to mention that Robin Donlan and other teachers who
harassed me were transferred out of Castle Park Elementary when the district
realized that it had made a mistake by paying huge amounts of taxpayer money to
defend teachers who had behaved unlawfully.
Castle Park Elementary was out of control, with a $20,000 PTA embezzlement by Kim Simmons,
a parent who was a close associate of Robin Donlan. The school was almost ungovernable as 11 principals in 11 years struggled to create a professional working climate.