Friday, June 9, 2017

Over 20,000 Dookhan Cases Dismissed

The drug-lab chemist was Annie Dookhan, who pleaded guilty to 27 counts in 2013, including obstruction of justice, perjury, and tampering with evidence. Dookhan was such a prolific chemist that the thousands of drug cases tied to her became known as “Dookhan defendants.” Dookhan admitted that she declared drug samples positive that she didn’t even test, forged signatures, and embellished her credentials to embolden her reputation as an expert witness in court. She was sentenced to three to five years in prison and was granted parole last year, the New York Times reported.

She got off awfully light considering how many live she screwed over.
Most of those sentenced to jail time (some for several years) from Dookhan’s eight years’ work have already served their sentences, according to the ACLU. Beyond prison time, those convicted held records that harmed employment opportunities, limited housing prospects, and, in some cases, threatened immigration status.
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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