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BadChemistry Annie Dookhan And The Massachusetts Drug Lab Crisis
2012 In Review: State Drug Lab Scandal Could Reverberate For Years
Annie Dookhan sits in Suffolk Superior Court moments before her arraignment in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (Steven Senne, Pool/AP)
As we continue our look back at the news of 2012 this week, one story that broke this past year will likely reverberate for many years to come: the state drug lab scandal.
Former state chemist Annie Dookhan is accused of falsifying drug tests used in criminal cases. It’s believed that tens of thousands of criminal cases are affected.
WBUR’s Deborah Becker has been following the story and spoke with Bob Oakes on
March 5, 2014
SJC Sets ‘Presumption’ Of Misconduct In Dookhan-Related Guilty Pleas
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that defendants seeking to withdraw guilty pleas because their cases were handled by disgraced former state chemist Annie Dookhan must indicate they would have insisted on a trial if they knew about her malfeasance.