The state’s highest court has heard arguments in a case involving thousands of people convicted of drug crimes based on tainted evidence.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.