• Inmate connected to lab scandal has sentence cut


    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has reduced the sentence of a convicted drug dealer who argued that he should be freed because his classification as a career criminal was based in part on a state conviction connected to the Massachusetts drug testing lab scandal.

    Adam Davila asked a judge Tuesday to change his sentence to time served, because the state conviction was vacated because of its connection to a state chemist who's charged with faking test results and tampering with evidence. Authorities have said the chemist's actions put thousands of criminal cases in jeopardy.

    The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/187QYp7 ) reports that the judge instead reduced Davila's 10-year sentence to six years, meaning he still has three years to serve. The judge says Davila still has an extensive criminal history.


    Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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