We're beginning to find more details of the felony charges against the chief council for the Oklahoma Board of health. On Sunday, July 8th, Julie Ezell used her cellphone to search the details of a web based email service and later set up an email account. Then she sent a series of her own threatening content, but made it to look like the proponents of SQ788 were resorting to death threats against her and perhaps others on the Health Dept. staff.
Then she reported those serious threats to the department and the authorities then assigned armed security teams to protect her transport to & from the offices. Detectives began surveilling suspects and looking into the behavior of law abiding proponents of 788. Fortunately her fraud did not result in harm to any innocent advocates.
14 law enforcement officers spent most of the week on the case.
We're not sure yet, if the 9 board members were aware of the supposed threats and whether it outraged them toward the 788 proponents. If so, it may have tainted the votes cast by the members at the July 10th monthly meeting.
Here are the threats that Julie Ezell composed in her plot.
“If the government thinks they can take our rights away and erase our laws. I [sic] have news for you. We can show up with force to stop it. We will stop YOU and you’re [sic] greed. Anyway it takes to end your evil and protect what is ours. We will watch you.”
The same account sent another email to Ezell later in the day reading:
"Your [sic] all the same. Protect your cronies and trample everyone you can find. These laws are a laughing stalk. We will expose your corruption and evil. We would hate to hurt [you]. You will hear us. We are just beginning.”
Later emails contained Ezell's home address and descriptions of her vehicles.
Ezell's attorney is Ed Blau.
“We are aware of the charges filed today by the Oklahoma County District Attorney. Julie Ezell has worked as a loyal and dedicated public servant her entire career as a lawyer. These charges do not reflect who she is as a person, nor do they reflect the type of advocate she has been for the people of the State of Oklahoma. These allegations will be answered, and additional relevant information will be provided by us at the appropriate time.” Blau said in a statement.