Here is the evidence of that threat as published in Phoenix New Times
In one series of texts Jose provided, the sheriff himself appears to be threatening his former lover:
Babeu: "You can never have business after this and you will harm me and many others in the process . . . including yourself & your family."
Babeu followed with: "And you say you have loved me? Papi . . . this is no good."
Jose responded: "Good threats. Wont work. Im already hurt me . . . and you didn't care."
Jose: "Dont threat me. Thats illegal. Im just speaking . . . true."
Babeu: "You have crossed the line. Better get an attorney. You brother will also be contacted."
Soon after, DeRose sent an e-mail directly to Jose ordering him to "cease and desist."
Babeu contended during the press conference that his attorney was contacting Jose and Jose's lawyer about Jose's tampering with campaign websites, that there were never any threats about Jose's getting deported -- but Jose and Weiss-Riner dispute the sheriff's claim.
Do you honestly think Babeu talks like that, in an ESL type of communication? Apparently the boyfriend does, since I read some of his quotes and texts....but Paul, an American from Massachusetts??!? “And you say you have loved me? Papi, this is no good.” Or “you can never have business after this....” I really don’t trust these allegations, especially coming from PNT. He admitted he’s gay but denied the other charges, BTW.
Mrs. Prince of Space