The Associated Press

Ex-Mass. Chemist Pleads Not Guilty In Lab Case

SALEM, Mass. — A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab has pleaded not guilty at her sixth and final arraignment.

Annie Dookhan was arraigned Monday on a charge of misleading a grand jury prosecutor and judge. She and her attorney declined to comment after the brief hearing. She has been free on $10,000 bail and prosecutors did not ask the judge in Salem to increase it.

Dookhan is accused of falsely claiming she holds a master’s degree in chemistry while testifying as an expert witness. She has already pleaded not guilty to a string of charges in five other counties.

Dookhan was indicted in December on a total of 27 charges related to her alleged misconduct at the lab.

The scandal could jeopardize thousands of criminal cases.

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  • robr

    Don’t they check on those things? I mean if you apply for a job with a normal company they do a baground check and see if you really graduated.Maybe they need to start checking all applicants Starting with the police and testing facilaties

  • gorilla monsoon

    This woman is a MONSTER. She should get a life term, no parole. She showed no remorse.

  • gorilla monsoon

    Annie Dookhan looks like an Islamic terrorist. Is that possible?

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