BOSTON — Prosecutors asked that a chemist charged in a far-reaching scandal at a Massachusetts drug-testing lab serve five to seven years in state prison if she pleads guilty in a case that has jeopardized thousands of criminal convictions.A year in jail for deliberately tainting thousands of drug-related cases, causing convicted criminals to walk free and countless others to escape prosecution. Yeah, that sounds fair. I imagine if she had set the drug lab on fire they might really throw the book at her and recommend she serve 18 months.
Annie Dookhan has caused "egregious damage" to the state's criminal justice system, the attorney general's office wrote in a sentencing memo filed in court Thursday. A defense lawyer said he would seek a year in jail for his client.
Again, I am compelled to point out that owning the wrong chunk of metal can result in a jail sentence five times what which they are trying to sentence Ms. Dookhan with...
That is all.