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21,000+ Drug Cases Dropped Due to Dookhan Scandal

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, was the deadline for prosecutors to determine what to do about convictions impacted by the Annie Dookhan evidence-tampering scandal. Massachusetts prosecutors decided to drop more than 21,000… 525 more words

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More than 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts will be tossed out after a lab chemist admitted she intentionally botched evidence for nearly a decade.

Annie Dookhan pleaded guilty to faking lab results and contaminating samples between 2003 to 2012, casting doubt on 40,000 cases she handled at the Hinton laboratory in Jamaica Plain, … 143 more words

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Over 21,000 Drug Convictions To Be Vacated By Massachusetts Supreme Court

On April 19, 2017, The Innocence Project reports:

“This morning, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced that it will vacate 21,587 drug conviction cases. This is the largest dismissal of wrongful convictions in U.S.

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Court Formally Tosses Over 21,000 Tainted Drug Cases

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has formally approved the dismissal of more than 21,000 drug convictions that were tainted by the misconduct of a former state drug lab chemist. 114 more words

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Prosecutors move to toss more than 21,000 tainted drug cases | ABC News

Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests. 89 more words

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Prosecutors Move To Toss More Than 21,000 Tainted Drug Cases

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests. 511 more words

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SJC Orders Compromise In Drug Cases Tainted By Lab Scandal

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has rejected a proposal for the mass dismissal of more than 24,000 drug convictions because of misconduct by a former state drug lab chemist. 322 more words

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