SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab faces her sixth arraignment.
Annie Dookhan is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on an obstruction of justice charge in Salem Superior Court. She is accused of falsely claiming she holds a master’s degree in chemistry while testifying as an expert witness. Dookhan has already pleaded not guilty to a string of charges in five other counties.READ MORE: North End Fitness Center Joins List Of Businesses Requiring Staff, Customers To Be Vaccinated
Dookhan was indicted in December on a total of 27 charges related to her alleged misconduct at a state drug lab. Authorities have said she told state police she sometimes would take 15 to 25 samples, test only five of them, but then list them all as positive for cocaine.READ MORE: Newbury Street To Have 3 Car-Free Days In August
The scandal could jeopardize thousands of criminal cases.MORE NEWS: Your 4 Community: Cradles To Crayons
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