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Newton faces US suit by worker

A former Newton police ­secretary filed a federal complaint Friday against the city, contending that the mayor and several Police Department employees violated her privacy rights and illegally retaliated against her for speaking out.

In the complaint filed in US District Court, Jeanne Sweeney Mooney said that she was set up on a larceny charge after she started complaining in 2010 about former police chief ­Matthew ­Cummings. Mooney was placed on paid administrative leave by the city in September 2011.

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