Judge says fired prosecutor created many problems

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former U.S. attorney who is now a federal judge testified a fired prosecutor had committed “hundreds” of infractions.

U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose testified Wednesday that the 63 infractions against Martha Fagg were chosen by employment attorneys advising the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

But the Sioux City Journal reports Rose added, “They are 63 among hundreds, hundreds, hundreds.”

Rose ultimately fired Fagg, who now accuses her of discriminating against her because of her mental and physical conditions. She also alleged Rose discriminated against older employees.

Rose testified more than six hours in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

Senior U.S. District Judge Donald E. O’Brien also testified, saying Fagg had represented 177 cases before him.

He calls her a good lawyer who was always well-prepared.

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

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