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Chemist in drug lab scandal apparently lied on resume

Former state chemist Annie Dookhan does not have a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Boston as she claims on her resume, officials at the school confirm, raising new doubts about the credibility of the woman at the heart of the spiraling state drug lab scandal.

Dookhan, who left the lab in March amid allegations that she mishandled drug evidence in criminal cases, received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the university in 2001, officials say. But school records show that Dookhan took no additional courses after her graduation in 2001 and does not have a master’s degree from the university as she claims in the resume on file with the state. School officials say Dookhan requested an application for the master’s program, but never completed it.

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