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Former Oklahoma Health Department Attorney Charged With Falsifying Threats Against Herself

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The former lawyer for the Oklahoma State Department of Health is facing felony charges for allegedly emailing herself threatening messages.

As StateImpact Oklahoma reports, Julie Ezell is accused of sending threats to her own government email account, regarding the state’s new medical marijuana law. Ezell then alerted health department investigators of the threats.

One of the emails that the lawyer purportedly wrote herself read, “We will expose your corruption and evil."

We would hate to hurt a pretty lady. You will hear us,” another messagestated: “You appear distinguished in glasses. Wear them for the camera.”

Ezell admitted to sending the emails after state investigators found evidence of the crime on her cell phone.

The former health department attorney is charged with preparing false evidence, falsely reporting a crime and using a computer to send falsely threatening emails.