BOSTON — Menino plans to increase police overtime to prevent crime as inmates are released in the wake of the state drug lab scandal.
BOSTON — In the latest fallout from the state drug lab scandal, special court sessions started Monday for almost 200 prison inmates with drug cases in Suffolk county who are trying to get their convictions thrown out.
BOSTON — About 10 convicts can go free while their legal challenges are pending in the fallout from the drug lab scandal.
BOSTON — Those familiar with her from school and work are struggling to reconcile the Annie Dookhan they knew with the chemist accused of falsifying criminal drug tests.
BOSTON — The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.
BOSTON — The program is an attempt to minimize the potentially disruptive effects on communities.
BOSTON — A former coworker of a chemist charged in Massachusetts drug lab scandal has testified the chemist appeared to have unfettered access to the lab.
BOSTON — A lawyer for Shawn Drumgold asked a judge to dismiss drug charges because Annie Dookhan’s initials appear on a drug analysis form.
BOSTON — Only five of the 19 inmates called to the session Friday actually have cases that are directly linked to Annie Dookhan, the chemist charged with falsifying drug evidence.
BOSTON — Marcus Pixley was released on bail because drugs in his case were tested by a state chemist accused of mishandling evidence.
BOSTON — Special court sessions are being set up around Massachusetts to handle a flood of legal challenges expected by drug defendants in the wake of a scandal at a state drug testing lab.
BOSTON — Court officials have set up the first special court sessions to deal with the legal fallout from the actions of a state chemist charged with faking drug test results.
BOSTON — A chemist accused of lying about drug samples she tested at a state lab could face additionally charges for potentially tainting thousands of criminal cases.
BOSTON — The former state chemist at the center of a growing scandal about tainted evidence that has put thousands of drug cases in Massachusetts in jeopardy is now a defendant herself.
THE STATE HOUSE — According to Attorney General Martha Coakley, Annie Dookhan may have had professional pride in mind when she allegedly misidentified drug lab evidence.
BOSTON — Annie Dookhan was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and pretending to hold a degree for a college or university.
BOSTON — Witnesses also told state police that Annie Dookhan asked for specific drug samples by evidence control number, a distinct breach of protocol.
BOSTON — The chemist at the center of the drug lab scandal admitted that she faked test results for two to three years, forged signatures and bypassed proper procedures, according to a state police report.
BOSTON — UMass-Boston officials say they have no record of Annie Dookhan receiving an advanced degree or taking graduate courses there.
BOSTON — The disclosure came on the same day a judge suspended the sentence of a Roxbury man whose case involved drugs handled by the chemist at the heart of the problems.