Michael Bowe Comments on Marine Allegedly Targeted Over Security Warning
Kasowitz partner Michael Bowe was quoted in Courthouse News Service regarding his representation of Jason Brezler, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve since 2010, who alleges that he was targeted by the Marines in an attempt to “silence and discredit” him after he emailed a warning to his higher-ups about threats posed by a corrupt Taliban-sponsored police chief in Afghanistan just weeks before one of the police chief’s teenaged sex slaves infiltrated a gym on an American military base and opened fire, killing three Marines. Brezler’s security warning led to an investigation by the Marine Corps, in which Brezler claims he is the victim of witness tampering and that the Corps tried to “negatively manipulate” his record, leaving his career and reputation hanging in the balance.
According to Bowe, “Although the Marine Corps appears not to think so, there are certain constitutional principles and federal statutes that even it must follow. Omitting or altering critical testimony and argument from a proceeding's written record before submitting it for review and approval is something that should never happen in this country and which I have never seen before in a quarter-century as a lawyer."
Bowe also represents the family of Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr., one of the Marines murdered in this incident, in their effort to gain access to information concerning the circumstances of their son’s death.
Click to view the Courthouse News Service article, entitled “Security Warning Made Marine a Target, He Says”