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Drug lab scandal may extend to federal cases

Federal officials have begun to review the impact the Massachusetts crime lab scandal may have on cases in federal court in Boston, and they already foresee a large task ahead of them.

US District Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf said a team of court officials has discovered that former state chemist Annie Dookhan handled drug samples involved in more than 100 — and possibly as many as 200 — cases.

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