Thousands of Convictions to be Vacated Amid Massachusettes Chemist’s Tampering Charges

The Boston Globe reports that tampering charges levied against Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusettes state chemist, will result in thousands of drug-related convictions to be vacated. Overall, Dookhan was involved in 24,000 convictions and over 40,000 cases. Only a few hundred of those convictions are set to remain. She admitted to over 24 charges of evidence-tampering. Prosecutors will release their final decision on which convictions they will willingly vacate over the next few days. The article can be found below:

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/25/most-drug-cases-handled-former-state-chemist-annie-dookhan-have-been-vacated-case-nears-end/yfa6MU9P8HLdA3irE4tgnM/story.html

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