Chemist in Crime Lab Scandal did not earn a Masters Degree

University of Massachusetts school officials revealed that there is not any record of Annie Dookhan holding a degree in chemistry. In addition, school officials say there is not any proof that Dookhan attended graduate school at the University.

Annie Dookhan is the chemist who is embroiled in a drug lab controversy. Dookhan insisted under oath that she held a degree from the University. In 2003, Dookhan began working at the state’s drug lab. According to Boston state officials, over the course of the past eight years Dookhan has conducted over 60,000 drug tests for more than 34,000 defendants.

The laboratory was closed down by the Boston state police last month because in their opinion Dookhan did not follow proper procedures when she was testing the drug samples taken from many criminal defendants. According to officials, Dookhan had tested samples of more than one thousands convicted defendants. 

At this time, it has not been made clear as to what officials believe Dookhan did incorrectly during the drug testing she handled. It now appears that Annie Dookhan is to blame for intentionally altering various drug samples, which may have changed or influenced the jail sentences of over a thousand convicted defendants. The accusation of tampering came directly from Governor Deval Patrick and other top officials in his administration.

There is a full-scale criminal investigation under way headed by Attorney General Martha Coakley. 

Those conducting the investigation have not made it clear as to what Dookhan’s motives could have been for tampering with the drug samples. Moreover, the investigators have not said what motivated Dookhan to lie about attending the University of Massachusetts and holding a master’s degree in chemistry.

Are you a victim of the MA Drug Lab Scandal? You may be entitled to compensation. Find out if you have a case.

If you are a victim of the MA Drug Lab Scandal, complete the form on this page or call 1-800-420-1789 for a free no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your case. 

Find out if you have a case.

If you are a victim of the MA Drug Lab Scandal, complete the form on this page or call 1-800-420-1789 to find out if you may be eligible for compensation.
Sponsored by: Kyros Law