On August 30, 2012, a State Lab in Massachusetts was ordered to be shut down by MA Governor Deval Patrick. Nearly a month later, an arrest has finally been made. State police arrested thirty-four-year-old Annie Dookhan of Franklin, Massachusetts, at her home today. She has been accused of obstruction of justice and pretending to hold a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts. According to an article published by CNN, “The former chemist has admitted to wrongdoing during her nine-year employment with the Department of Public Health.” However, Massachusetts officials are left with the sentences of 1,140 people of whom are currently serving time in prison. Due to the criminal evidence under investigation provided by, or at least partly provided by Dookhan at the time of conviction an approximate figure of around 30,000 drug cases are now under review. In addition, according to a preliminary investigation Dookhan may have handled 60,000 samples involving drug cases and convictions in the state of Massachusetts from 2003-March 2012.
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