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Annie Dookhan

Annie Dookhan in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Nov. 22, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Inspector General: Dookhan ‘Sole Bad Actor’ In State Drug Lab Scandal

The report released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Inspector General found that although chemist Annie Dookhan was the “sole bad actor” at the lab, management failures, “wholly inadequate training,” and a lack of uniform protocols contributed to Dookhan’s ability to commit “acts of malfeasance.”

03/04/2014

Annie Dookhan outside Roxbury District Court Oct. 10, 2012. (Photo courtesy: AP-WBZ-TV)

Legal Group Says Drug Labs Need More Oversight

The state could face another drug lab crisis if it doesn’t put significant reforms in place, including the creation of an independent audit process, the Boston Bar Association said in a report released Monday.

02/10/2014

Annie Dookhan in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Nov. 22, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Annie Dookhan Sentenced To 3-To-5 Years In State Drug Lab Scandal

A chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab accused of faking test results in criminal cases has been sentenced to three to five years in prison.

11/22/2013

Annie Dookhan in Middlesex Superior Court, Jan. 9, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Chemist Expected To Plead Guilty Next Month

A change of plea hearing for the chemist accused of botching evidence at the now closed state drug lab has been formally set for next month.

10/30/2013

Annie Dookhan in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Oct. 18, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Chemist Expected To Change Plea In Lab Case

A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for a chemist at the center of a Massachusetts lab scandal that has jeopardized thousands of drug cases.

10/28/2013

Annie Dookhan in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Oct. 18, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Judge: 5 Years Max For Mass. Chemist If She Pleads Guilty

A Massachusetts judge says she won’t impose a sentence of more than three to five years if a chemist pleads guilty in a state drug lab scandal.

10/23/2013

Annie Dookhan in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Oct. 18, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Annie Dookhan Considers Changing Plea In Drug Lab Scandal

A judge is considering arguments by lawyers on both sides of the case of a chemist accused of putting thousands of criminal prosecutions in jeopardy by faking test results at a state drug lab over whether what her punishment should be if she decides to plead guilty.

10/18/2013

Annie Dookhan outside Roxbury District Court Oct. 10, 2012. (Photo courtesy: AP-WBZ-TV)

Coakley: Annie Dookhan Should Get 5-To-7 Years In Prison For Drug Lab Scandal

A memo was filed Thursday ahead of a court hearing Friday, when Annie Dookhan’s lawyer and prosecutors are expected to discuss a possible guilty plea.

10/17/2013

William Hinton State Lab in Jamaica Plain

Drug Dealer Gets Lighter Prison Sentence Because Of Boston Crime Lab Scandal

A convicted drug dealer in New Hampshire who would have faced nearly 20 years in prison as a career offender will serve much less because a prior conviction was tossed out due to the Boston crime lab scandal.

08/27/2013

Annie Dookhan in Middlesex Superior Court, Jan. 9, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

State Review Finds More Cases Linked To Dookhan Lab Scandal

A disgraced former state chemist may have tainted more prosecutions than officials had first estimated, an independent reviewer of narcotics cases said Tuesday.

08/20/2013

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