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ACLU Lawsuit Reveals One in Six Massachusetts Drug Convictions Tainted by Dookhan Scandal


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ACLU Lawsuit Reveals One in Six Massachusetts Drug Convictions Tainted by Dookhan Scandal

WASHINGTON - Prosecutors responding to ACLU litigation have provided lists that, for the first time, identify more than 24,000 drug cases worked on by convicted chemist Annie Dookhan, in which people were convicted or had other adverse dispositions. These Dookhan cases appear to account for an astounding 25 percent of all drug prosecutions that led to conviction in the seven counties that used the Hinton State Lab during Dookhan's tenure, and one in six of such drug prosecutions in the Commonwealth over a 10-year period.

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