In a follow-up development to the Health Dept. Resignation of chief council, Julie Ezell; it is now being treated as a fraudulent reporting of fake crimes. Ezell is accused of creating fake threats to herself and reporting them to law enforcement.
This fluid situation seems to change narrative by the hour. Ezell has been a close colleague of AG Mike Hunter and he has praised her efforts in other state agencies.
According to authorities, she confessed to the acts on friday and tendered her resignation to Interim director, Tom Bates.
Today she faced charges of:
She is charged in Oklahoma district Court.
The first email, on July 8, stated "they could show up in force to stop it if the government thought they could take rights away and erase the laws," the OSBI agent reported.
The email also stated, "We will stop YOU and you're greed. Any way it takes to end your evil and protect what is ours. We will watch you."
Last friday Ezell confessed her fraud to Interim Director Tom Bates, saying;
"I am so sorry," .
Preston Doerflinger appointed her last November, saying; “Julie has proven through her work with the Commissioners of the Land Office and during her time at the Attorney General’s Office that she is uniquely qualified to help lead OSDH into the agency’s next phase. She has a proven track record of leading agencies during transitions and she will be an invaluable asset as we move the agency forward. I’m excited to have her on board as part of our team.”
AG Mike Hunter said. “She is a talented and skilled attorney, who has experience handling complex circumstances.