Key player in Massachusetts drug lab scandal out of prison


BOSTON >> The former state drug lab chemist convicted of faking test results and tampering with evidence in criminal drug cases is out of prison.

A spokesman for the state prisons system confirmed to the Boston Herald that Annie Doohkan has been paroled.

Nicolas Gordon, the attorney who represented Dookhan during her criminal case, said she was released about a month ago.

Dookhan tampered with evidence while working as a testing chemist at a Boston lab operated by the Department of Public Health. She was sentenced to three to five years in prison in November 2013. Her actions led to the review of tens of thousands of criminal drug cases.

Gordon says Dookhan's focus has been on her family and she hasn't made any major decisions about her future.

Information from: Boston Herald,


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