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Chemist at State Crime Lab. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: State DNA Crime Lab Explains Delays

Defense attorneys and crime victims say long delays are impacting justice.

03/12/2014

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

Chemist Sonja Farak. (CBS)

Amherst State Crime Lab Chemist Accused Of Stealing Drugs Out On 5K Bail

A Massachusetts crime lab chemist accused of tampering with evidence and stealing drugs has pleaded not guilty.

01/22/2013

Chemist Sonja Farak was arrested after being accused of tampering with drug evidence.

State Crime Lab Chemist Arrested For Tampering With Evidence, Drug Possession

A chemist from the State Crime Laboratory in Amherst has been arrested.

01/20/2013

Annie Dookhan (file image)

Gov. Patrick Orders ‘File By File’ Review Of Dookhan’s Drug Lab Cases

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered a “file by file review” of every case handled by a state chemist accused of faking test results at a now-closed government lab.

11/27/2012

William Hinton State Lab in Jamaica Plain

DPH Commissioner Auerbach Resigns In State Crime Lab Probe

Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach resigned Monday, the highest profile casualty in the fallout from a probe into mishandled evidence at the state crime lab in Jamaica Plain.

09/17/2012

William Hinton State Lab in Jamaica Plain

Source: State Drug Lab Chemist Altered Results Of Drug Tests

One supervisor at the state crime lab in Jamaica Plain has resigned from her job and another has been fired in the wake of a scandal that shut down the lab.

09/13/2012

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