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Annie Dookhan And The Massachusetts Drug Lab Crisis

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Below is a curated list of primary documents related to the Massachusetts drug lab scandal, including interviews with some potential witnesses in the criminal case, email exchanges between Annie Dookhan and prosecutors, the first civil lawsuit over the drug lab crisis, and the legal challenge being reviewed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. This archive will continue to be updated as relevant documents become available.

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January 8, 2015

Thousands Of Drug Convictions At Stake In Massachusetts High Court Case

The case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court involves Annie Dookhan, a drug lab chemist who was sentenced in 2013 to at least three years in prison after admitting she faked test results.

October 23, 2014

SJC To Hear Petition To Dismiss Convictions Tied To Dookhan

The ACLU is asking the state’s highest court to dismiss tens of thousands of criminal convictions tied to former state chemist Annie Dookhan, who admitted to tampering with evidence.

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.