Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sonja Farak: Massachusetts; Court is trying to figure out "when" her evidence tampering began - and why she went from being a professional chemist to a criminal. The Republican;

STORY: Northhampton judge pegs timeframe for Sonja Farak's alleged drug tampering," by reporter Buffy Spence,  published by the Republican on October 23, 2013.

GIST: "Hampden Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder said Wednesday he is prepared to conclude drug tampering alleged to be carried out by chemist Sonja Farak began “at least as early” as summer 2012. “That’s the key word - ‘at least,’” defense lawyer Jared Olanoff said. Lawyers for 15 convicted drug defendants are arguing any drug testing done by Farak during the years she worked at the state lab in Amherst cannot be trusted. They are seeking new trials for their clients, citing Farak’s participation in drug testing in the cases......... Ryan said in the three days of hearings everyone has spent a considerable amount of time trying to determine when Farak “went from being a professional chemist to being a criminal.” Farak was arrested in January after members of the Amherst crime lab contacted state police to report a discrepancy in their inventory. The laboratory is charged with storing and analyzing substances seized by police that could be drug evidence."

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