Friday, April 26, 2013

Annie Dookhan: "Cursory" talks with prosecutors under way," the Boston Herald reports.

STORY: "Annie Dookhan lawyer: Plea deal possible," by reporter Matt Stout, published by the Boston Herald on April 26, 2013.

GIST:  "The lawyer for disgraced state chemist 
Annie Dookhan said he 
and prosecutors have 
engaged in “cursory” talks about a possible plea, but he’s holding off on any 
in-depth discussions until a judge addresses several charges he blasted yesterday as a “stretch.” Attorney Nicolas Gordon and prosecutors with the
attorney general’s office
are expected to appear
in Suffolk Superior Court today to argue his motion to dismiss multiple counts of witnesses intimidation against Dookhan, who’s accused of mishandling or 
falsifying evidence at 
a now-shuttered Jamaica Plain drug lab. The counts — among 27 she faces, including perjury and tampering charges — stem from allegations she lied on the stand about having a master’s degree, Gordon said, and are not in the spirit of the law meant, in part, to stop witness bullying and threats."

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