Why is Congress and the DOJ ignoring whistleblowers of court corruption? Edward Snowden weighs in

Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Former litigation attorney and founder

Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc.

NSA WHISTLEBLOWER EDWARD SNOWDEN has weighed in on the presidential document scandal by citing lawyers in the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the real culprits given their select treatment of influential officials. Along with a hopelessly divided Congress, their focus remains on career advancements and notoriety to the detriment of those exposing court corruption.

In contrast, low level whistleblowers face immediate prosecution and punishment. As one such victim, a civil rights attorney who fled to Paris for asylum in 2014, I blew the whistle on criminal activity in our justice system. Yet no one to date has reported on my shocking ordeal repeatedly litigated and made public at www.leonkoziol.com.

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About the Author

Leon R. Koziol, J.D. practiced law for more than two decades in federal and state courts. A former city councilman, school board attorney and corporation counsel, he developed a diverse professional background to become ideally suited to exposing corruption. He appeared on the CBS program 60 Minutes for his defense of landowners targeted for eviction by Indian tribes alleging violations of ancient treaties. In 2004, he secured a judgement in New York Supreme Court invalidating the billion dollar Turning Stone casino gaming compact.

His recoveries feature substantial jury verdicts for victims of government abuse. Case citations include, Koziol v Hanna, 107 F.2d 170 (NDNY 2000); Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir.2004); Oneida Indian Nation v County of Oneida, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (NDNY); Peterman v Pataki, 2004 NY Slip Op 51092(U); Currie v Kowalewski, 842 F. Supp. 57 (NDNY 1994) and Parent v State, 786 F. Supp. 2d 516 (NDNY 2011).

The latter was a consolidated case intended as a class action on behalf of parents defrauded in domestic relations courts. It was part of a bold and complex challenge to judicial and sovereign immunity which yielded severe retributions upon the author’s licenses and parent-child relations. The horrific ordeal which led to a near death climax was captured in his book, Whistleblower in Paris, published in 2021.

Must Read!!! Family Court and NSA Whistleblowers: What They Have in Common


By Administrator at Blog Site, Leon Koziol.com.

A recent flurry of news articles feature the National Security Administration (NSA), Hillary’s e-mail scandal and whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, John Crane, Diane Roark, William Binney, among others. In both The Guardian and Drudge Report, for example, a survey is provided to learn whether whistleblower protection laws really work. Its conclusion: they protect no one.

As a concerned citizen, this should send chills down your spine. When our own government is secretly expanding power beyond that authorized by our Constitution to spy on mainstream Americans, we rely on whistleblowers the same way we did Paul Revere to warn us of danger. Apathy and ignorance usher in a new era of autocratic control and eradication of rights that our military and law enforcement sacrifice themselves for each day.

But while the public has been informed of the whistleblower heroics at the NSA, a far greater abuse of power has quietly gone unnoticed in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Here judges have exceeded authority well beyond their constitutional limits as impartial decision makers using our children as their pretext. They have wielded power which even the NSA, IRS and FBI do not enjoy for investigating and controlling our private lives.

Followers of this site have been given access to the whistleblowing activity of Dr. Leon R. Koziol, a parental and civil rights advocate who filed complaints, exposed family court abuses and testified before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. Within days of that testimony he was subjected to an orchestrated process which cost him his children, livelihood, home and even his personal security.

Finally a New York Supreme Court Justice signed an order on May 3, 2016 directing Family Judge Daniel King to answer Leon’s mandamus and prohibition action regarding a protection (gag) order issued against this blog site. Various posts were targeted by that gag order which exposed a scheme to relocate Leon’s children to a millionaire’s home without requisite notice on Judge King’s family court record for more than eight months until discovered by happenstance on Fathers’ Day 2015.

One day after the superior order was signed, Judge King had his clerk contact Leon to cancel an already adjourned trial on his gag order set for the next business day. Then he dismissed the scheming mom’s offense petition and ended the six month old gag order without a trial. Obviously this judge was undermining the Supreme Court order by making his gag order moot. But his other abusive orders have remained in place, thereby setting up a public showdown on June 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm in New York Supreme Court in Utica.

Arguments will occur on that day to decide whether Judge King should be removed (as Leon’s prior custody judge was for admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece). But this is much more than an issue concerning the misconduct of an obscure and incompetent family judge called down from the Canadian border to reek havoc on Leon’s life. It is about our rights as parents and Americans to hold our public officials accountable, in this case members of our third branch who are not above the law.

It is a case which will shed light on whether Edward Snowden can trust our judiciary to decide his whistleblower protection rights. After all, if a parent exposing corruption in family court is vilified with impunity as Leon was, how can anyone in any employment capacity be assured that they can disclose misconduct through proper channels exactly as Leon and those prior to Snowden had done at the NSA (Roark was a high level congressional staffer).

Because of his public exposure of corruption regarding divorce, custody and child support across America, Leon has become vilified on all fronts despite over two decades as an unblemished civil rights attorney. Judge King has had to rely on such extremes as “prohibited alcohol related gestures” (a wedding toast to his niece at a table shared by his children) to issue forensic orders designed strictly to punish Leon’s speech outside the courtroom. Meanwhile Judge King himself is a regular with his own children at a Lowville, New York tavern where the bar staff have committed his cocktails to memory.

In the story regarding NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, references were made to his grandfather, a German security officer in 1923 who testified against Adolf Hitler and caused the future dictator prison time. Drake made parallels to the systemic retaliation he and other whistleblowers endured here. In Leon’s story and testimony, references were made to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, written in that prison, where the future tyrant counseled his followers to exploit children to get the people to abandon their rights. Isn’t that what’s occurring today in these family courts? Leon need not go two generations to understand dictators. His own father counseled him well after spending five years in a Nazi concentration camp.


Leon’s testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption that led to retaliation can be viewed here at approximately the 2 hours, 31 minutes and 45 seconds mark:


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Human Rights Violations Condoned in New York Courts


While President Obama pays tribute to Nelson Mandela in South Africa, reminding us of his years protesting apartheid, human rights violations in America go unchecked. Barbaric debtor prisons, free speech targeting and child control laws have reached epic proportions particularly among our founding states. One of them, New York, has been noted for its promotion of liberties and freedoms, but today it has abused its people beyond measure as a means for raising revenues.

To suppress public exposure of the growing atrocities, certain judges and attorney committees have targeted a civil rights lawyer who put his career on the line time and again to protect parents, minorities and every day citizens from government abuse. Its higher courts are now condoning this suppression despite overwhelming proof in the record that its committees simply do not like to be criticized. In short, New York has effectively declared that our third branch of government is above the law, giving credence to European courts that are increasingly denying extradition to the states due to “barbaric” civil confinement practices, Fox News, January 14, 2013. Whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, William Binney and former Justice Department Attorney, Jessica Radack, make similar assertions, USA Today, front page, June 17, 2013.

But here, in the case of Leon Koziol, we are not dealing with national security leaks or a pedophile fugitive in England. The human right at the core of his ordeal is a petition to spend more time with his children and obtain relief from draconian support collection practices. If you have been following this on our site at Leon Koziol.com, you already know of his courageous effort to expose corruption in New York’s divorce and family courts. More than 25 trial level judges have been assigned, removed or terminated from further deliberations involving his case, many as a result of alarming motions for disqualification.

So blatant is the misconduct today that one of his presiding judges was removed from Family Court in Syracuse for sexual misconduct upon a 5-year old niece. A support judge in the same court literally fabricated a PhD degree among Mr. Koziol’s credentials in a scheme to impute support capabilities and ultimate debtor imprisonment. Oversight entities have simply passed the buck and left the victim to an endless cycle of needless and costly appeals. Additional retributions were imposed upon his law license after 23 unblemished years of practice along with deprivations to childrearing rights and an unlawful invasion of his private homestead. Chillingly, it reads like the ordeal of Chinese Attorney Chen Guang Chen or a real life John Grisham story.

In a 25 page report submitted to the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct, Division of Human Rights and U.S. Justice Department, Mr. Koziol outlined the many instances of misconduct which are being ignored. They are consistent with the targeting practices exposed by attorney ethics lawyers in downstate New York, i.e. Nicole Corrado, N.Y. Law Journal May 16, 2012. In the April 23, 2013 report, a section was devoted to circumstantial evidence as a proper means for exposing discreet and unlawful targeting. However, only one month later, on May 22, 2013, the need for “connecting the dots” was removed when ethics lawyers in the Third Department, Albany, openly conceded that they simply do not like the criticisms featured on this site.

Unfortunately this type of hearing is not transcribed, but the disclosure was apparently inadvertent, causing much embarrassment for the bench according to one witness. A supplemental complaint dated May 24, 2013 was accordingly submitted to the same oversight entities. It was not previously featured here out of a concern for further retaliation, but it can be made available on request today because it does not appear that corrective action is forthcoming. Free speech targeting is now “the law” in New York State in addition to infringements upon other rights basic to any free, civilized and self governing society. These include privacy, search and seizure, abuse of court process and parenting infringements.

The Supreme Court has consistently described the parenting right to be among the “oldest liberty interests” protected by the American Constitution, see i.e. Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57 (2000); Santosky v Kramer, 455 US 745 (1982); Parham v J.R., 442 US 584 (1979); Wisconsin v Yoder, 406 US 232 (1972) and Meyer v Nebraska, 262 US 390 (1923). But this right is quickly eroding as part of a new world order, and it requires your protest, American style, before we lose it altogether. To avoid becoming the next victim, you need to join our cause. The Koziol case will undoubtedly make its fourth trip to the Supreme Court very soon in search of a constitution based government. It will take your personal and financial support to achieve the kind of precedent which is long overdue in domestic relations cases all across America. Please help us to pass this message along to media, concerned parents and good government organizations.