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Massachusetts Top Court Rules In Tainted Drug Evidence Case

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a state lab tampered with evidence can’t be charged with more serious crimes or given harsher sentences if granted a new trial, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Monday. 604 more words

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Fate Of Thousands At Stake In Massachusetts Court Arguments

BOSTON (AP) — None of the tens of thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a Massachusetts lab tampered with evidence should face the possibility of a harsher sentence if they seek a new trial, the American Civil Liberties Union argued Thursday. 499 more words

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Massachusetts OIG concludes Annie Dookhan acted alone

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Good evening:

Hi everyone. Not much news to report lately, so we took some time off to work on Crane’s case. 483 more words

Forensic Fraud

Inspector General: Dookhan 'Sole Bad Actor' In State Drug Lab Scandal

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A chemist who admitted faking test results in criminal cases was the “sole bad actor” in a scandal that forced the shutdown of a state drug lab in Boston, but the facility also was plagued by management failures, inadequate training and a lack of protocols, a report released Tuesday found. 560 more words

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Legal Group Says Drug Labs Need More Oversight

BOSTON (AP) — The state could face another drug lab crisis if it doesn’t put significant reforms in place, including the creation of an independent audit process, the Boston Bar Association said in a report released Monday. 491 more words

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Target Debit and Credit Card Stolen PINs

Target said recently that debit card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer month. The company said the stolen numbers, which customers type in to keypads to make secure transactions, were encrypted and that this strongly reduces risk to consumers.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Is It Time for National Standards for Forensic Labs?

Here we are, more than a month after chemist Annie Dookhan, formerly of the Massachusetts State Drug Laboratory, entered a guilty plea to producing fraudulent forensic testing results, and went to prison.   364 more words

Criminal Justice Reform