Legal counsel says she consulted about discipline

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Department of Justice legal counsel says she consulted regularly with a U.S. attorney about disciplinary problems involving a former prosecutor who is now alleging she was the victim of discrimination.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/IGp8rc ) Kimya Jones, an assistant general counsel at the General Counsel’s Office, testified Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. Jones says she consulted regularly with then-U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose and Teresa Baumann, who was first assistant U.S. attorney, about prosecutor Martha Fagg.

Rose is now a federal judge.

After increasing discipline and a forced move from Sioux City to Cedar Rapids, Fagg was fired.

Fagg alleges Rose discriminated against her because of her mental and physical conditions. She also alleges Rose discriminated against older employees.

The trial is expected to conclude Thursday.

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

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