Hearings could help decide how many of thousands of convictions tainted by Farak's testing may be overturned.
In a rare move, the judicial office that brings disciplinary cases against lawyers in Massachusetts has accused a prosecutor of professional misconduct.
The judge ordered prosecutors and defense attorneys to coordinate on identifying undisclosed emails related to documents seized from the disgraced state crime lab chemist.
Massachusetts prosecutors withheld evidence of corrupt state narcotics testing from a man facing drug charges, and didn’t release it until after conviction.
A review by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting found hundreds of cases where Massachusetts courts criticized prosecutors, even to the point of reversing convictions due to misconduct. Such prosecutors are seldom even named in rulings, much less disciplined.