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3Novices:US crime lab chemist faked drug results to boost her reputation – now 20,000 convictions may be thrown out

US prosecutors moved to throw out thousands of drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.
The state’s highest court had ordered district attorneys in seven counties to produce lists by Tuesday indicating how many of approximately 24,000 cases involving Annie Dookhan they would be unable or unwilling to prosecute if the defendants were granted new trials.
The American Civil Liberties Union of…
April 19, 2017 at 07:40AM http://ift.tt/2pyyezt
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