Disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan seeking to have 11 obstruction charges against her dismissed

Annie Dookhan, a former chemist at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute, listens to the judge during her arraignment at Brockton Superior Court in Brockton, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. Dookhan, accused of falsifying evidence at the Massachusetts state crime lab where she handled more than 60,000 drug samples during her nine years there, was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and a single count of pretending to hold a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts. If convicted of the charges, she could face 20 years in prison. The scandal shook the very foundation of the Massachusetts criminal justice system - the integrity of evidence used to convict and imprison defendants - and authorities promised to create safeguards to prevent it from happening again. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Annie Dookhan listened to the judge during her January arraignment at Brockton Superior Court.Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

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Disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan’s lawyer is seeking to have 11 obstruction of justice charges against her dismissed, arguing there is no evidence that his client willfully misled anyone while testifying in those cases.

Suffolk Superior Court judge Jeffrey Locke already rejected a similar motion to have two obstruction of justice charges in Suffolk County dismissed, ruling that Dookhan’s testimony was misleading.

Instead of separate hearings on each charge, there will be a single hearing to rule on this latest motion filed.

The hearing was scheduled for Friday but was rescheduled for June 27 because not all of the paperwork from those counties has arrived at the Suffolk courthouse.

Dookhan is under indictment on 27 charges, and she has admitted to falsifying results over nine years.

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