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Annie Dookhan’s lawyer seeks dismissal of some charges

The lawyer for disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan is seeking to have 11 obstruction of justice charges against her dismissed, arguing that there is no evidence that his client willfully misled anyone during her testimony in those cases in Essex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Middlesex, and Bristol Counties.

On May 7, Suffolk Superior Court judge Jeffrey Locke rejected a similar motion by lawyer Nicolas Gordon to have two obstruction of justice charges in Suffolk County dismissed. Locke ruled that her testimony, specifically that she had a master’s degree from UMass, was misleading. A law enforcement investigation revealed that she did not hold such a degree.

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