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.
UMass-Boston officials say they have no record of Annie Dookhan receiving an advanced degree or taking graduate courses there.
David Meier has been named to lead the review of criminal cases impacted by mishandling of evidence at a Boston lab.
David Danielli was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea after it was discovered that state chemist Annie Dookhan had tested the evidence used to convict him.
The outgoing head of the state’s public health department says he believes a “single rogue chemist” was responsible for the mishandling of drug evidence.
State lawmakers are looking to hold hearings as early as next Wednesday to try to get to the bottom of what happened at the state’s drug lab.
John Auerbach accepted blame for the failure to monitor, detect and report the mishandling of drug samples by a single state chemist.
The drug evidence mishandling scandal at the state crime lab in Jamaica Plain has led to the resignation of Commissioner John Auerbach.
Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach offered his resignation over the weekend and Gov. Deval Patrick accepted it on Monday.
A chemist whose alleged mishandling of drug samples led police to shut down a crime lab testified in 2010 that she was in charge of quality control at the lab.
State agencies and district attorneys on Wednesday will to try and clarify what happened at the troubled state crime lab that was shut down last month.
Gov. Deval Patrick is urging prosecutors, defense attorneys and state departments to join forces to determine which potentially mishandled samples at a state lab pertain to people now behind bars.
Gov. Deval Patrick is predicting “consequences” for what he calls a “breakdown in oversight” at a now-closed state crime lab.
The new revelation raises the possibility of an enormous number of legal challenges from people convicted or awaiting trial in drug cases.
State officials have suspended two supervisors at a Massachusetts crime lab where a chemist is accused of mishandling drug evidence.
Officials are investigating allegations of deliberate mishandling of evidence by a woman who had worked for the lab for 10 years.
State police discovered a chemist failed to follow protocols in drug testing, potentially exposing thousands of drug convictions to legal challenges.