Fired Prosecutor Blames Move for Health Problems


By Kayleigh Milas

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former prosecutor who alleges she was discriminated against by a U.S. attorney says she never had serious health problems until being ordered to move from Sioux City to Cedar Rapids.

The Sioux City Journal reports Martha Fagg testified Friday that after receiving a written order to temporarily move, she felt dizzy, her heart pounded and her arm hurt. A colleague drove her to a hospital, where doctors prescribed medication for anxiety and depression.

Fagg alleges then-U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose discriminated against her because of her mental and physical conditions. She also alleges Rose discriminated against older employees.

Rose is now a federal judge.

Fagg later was permanently transferred to Cedar Rapids. Soon after, she had a heated argument with her supervisor and then was fired.

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