Former boss says prosecutor changed before firing

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fired prosecutor’s former boss testified that the assistant U.S. attorney changed dramatically in the months before she lost her job.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Iv5RZC ) Larry Kudej testified Thursday that Martha Fagg “changed in front of our eyes” in the six months before she was fired by former U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose, who is now a federal judge.

Fagg has filed a lawsuit accusing Rose of discriminating against her because of her mental and physical conditions. She also alleged Rose discriminated against older employees.

The 60-year-old Kudej supervised Fagg for 10 years before Rose replaced him with 35-year-old Teresa Baumann.

Kudej says Fagg could be a challenge to supervise but was a good lawyer.

Rose completed testimony Thursday, saying Fagg lied, was disrespectful and yelled at supervisors.

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

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