Fox 26 news has learned an assistant Harris County Attorney has received death threats and now there is a criminal investigation.
Those threats have been targeted at Assistant County Attorney Julie Countiss.
This comes after Countiss has been very successful at putting a dent in sexually oriented business in the Houston / Harris County area.
Using the nuisance law in civil court Countiss has held massage parlors and strip clubs accountable even causing some to shut down using legal action.
Countiss says she could not talk about the case and said the Harris County District Attorney’s office is investigating.
The veteran attorney says the threats could result in criminal charges against the perpetrator or perpetrators.