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Annie Dookhan

Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else

William Lynch III | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime
William Lynch III

None of this is to say that we need to toss all the evidence out and start at square one. Nor am I saying that the evidence supporting Wilson's account is totally false. My point is that everyone must realize that forensic science is not absolute like on television.

Former Lab Chemist Pleads Guilty To Drug Theft

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former chemist pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing drugs from a state crime lab in a case prosecutors said led to the d...

40,000 Defendants Affected By Faked Tests?

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.02.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- The state is still reeling a year after a scandal at a drug lab threw the legal system into turmoil: More than 330 prison inmates have been ...

Hits Keep On Coming For Ex-Chemist In Massive Drug Lab Scandal

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 02.05.2013 | Crime

SALEM, Mass. -- A chemist who used to testify for prosecutors stood up in a sixth Massachusetts courthouse Monday and again pleaded her innocence in c...

Chemist Accused Of Faking Test Results

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

BROCKTON, Mass. -- A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab pleaded not guilty Wednesday to six counts of obs...

Ex-Chemist In HUGE Trouble After Allegedly Faking Drug Tests

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 03.11.2013 | Crime

DEDHAM, Mass. -- A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab and endangering thousands of criminal cases pleade...

Every Single Drug Test Handled By One Chemist To Be Reviewed

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 11.27.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered a "file by file review" of every case handled by a state chemist accused of faking test results...

500 'Dangerous' Inmates Face Release After Drug Lab Scandal

AP | LINDSEY ANDERSON | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- About 300 to 500 defendants, including some "pretty dangerous people," may be released into Boston streets because of the alleged mishandlin...

Colleagues Warned Supervisors About Crank Chemist

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 11.27.2012 | Crime

BOSTON — Chemist Annie Dookhan was "Superwoman," a colleague at a Massachusetts state crime lab used to joke. She seemed unstoppable in her ques...

Court Chemist's Big Diploma Lie Could Reverse Court Decisions

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 11.26.2012 | Crime

BOSTON — A chemist at the center of a drug lab testing scandal admitted she faked results for two to three years, forged signatures and skipped ...

Falsely Convicted? Prove Delves Into Cases Of 1,140 Inmates | Posted 11.25.2012 | Crime

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON -- Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chem...

Convicts Released After 60,000 Drug Lab Samples Compromised

AP | DENISE LAVOIE and BOB SALSBERG | Posted 09.20.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- A drug defendant serving time in jail was allowed Wednesday to withdraw his guilty plea in the wake of a scandal at a drug-testing lab. It's...