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Ex-Mass. Chemist Set for 2 More Arraignments

Screen Shot 2012-10-10 at 11.17.50 AMBOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab faces is being arraigned in two more counties in a scandal that could jeopardize thousands of drug convictions.

Annie Dookhan is to appear Wednesday in Plymouth Superior Court and Bristol Superior Court.

She already has been arraigned in three counties on charges accusing her of fabricating test results and tampering with drug evidence while testing substances in criminal cases.

Dookhan was indicted on a total of 27 charges. She has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice and other charges.

An estimated 200 convicted defendants have been released from jail and had their cases put on hold while their legal challenges are pending.

Authorities shut down the lab in August.

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