Court Formally Tosses Over 21,000 Tainted Drug CasesThe highest court in Massachusetts has formally approved the dismissal of more than 21,000 drug convictions that were tainted by the misconduct of a former state drug lab chemist.
Prosecutors Move To Toss More Than 21,000 Tainted Drug CasesProsecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.
SJC Orders Compromise In Drug Cases Tainted By Lab ScandalThe highest court in Massachusetts has rejected a proposal for the mass dismissal of more than 24,000 drug convictions because of misconduct by a former state drug lab chemist.
SJC Hears Arguments On Fate Of 24,000 Cases Linked To Criminal ChemistThe state’s highest court heard arguments Wednesday about the fate of thousands of cases that may have been tainted by disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan.
Mass. Court To Hear Bid To Dismiss 24K Drug Cases Handled By Annie DookhanIt's been more than four years since the full extent of misconduct by a former Massachusetts chemist became public knowledge.
Chemist Jailed In State Drug Lab Scandal Out On ParoleAnnie Dookhan is out of prison.
Massachusetts Top Court Rules In Tainted Drug Evidence CaseThe court stopped short of ordering the affected convictions vacated.
Fate Of Thousands At Stake In Massachusetts Court ArgumentsThe state's highest court has heard arguments in a case involving thousands of people convicted of drug crimes based on tainted evidence.
Inspector General: Dookhan 'Sole Bad Actor' In State Drug Lab ScandalThe 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."
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.
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.
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.