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State chemist faces 24 more charges in lab scandal

A grand jury indicted state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan Monday on 27 counts of obstruc­tion of justice, tampering with evidence, perjury, and other charges in connection with the biggest law enforce­ment scandal in recent Massachusetts history.

The indictments announced by Attorney General Martha Coakley greatly expand the charges against Dookhan, 35, since she was originally arrested in September on three counts, one of them a misdemeanor charge of lying on her resume. All 24 new charges are ­felonies that could carry long prison terms if she is convicted.

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