Ex-prosecutor says memo caused problems to start

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former prosecutor testified her problems in the U.S. Attorney’s Office began when she raised the possibility of age discrimination with her new boss.

Martha Fagg testified Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City, where a jury and judge will consider her claims of disability and age discrimination by then U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose.

Rose is now a federal judge.

The Sioux City Journal reports that in March 2010, Fagg wrote to Rose, warning that her reorganization of the civil division could expose the office to age discrimination accusations.

Fagg calls the memo, “The beginning of my end.”

Despite earlier receiving positive performance evaluations, Fagg was later told her performance was poor. She was transferred from Sioux City to Cedar Rapids, then fired in 2011.

The trial continues Wednesday.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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