As Franklin resident Annie Dookhan's charges continue to mount, Mansfield attorney Nicolas Gordon will be representing the former lab chemist.
Dookhan was arrested and arraigned on Friday for allegedly tampering with thousands of samples. Authorities said on Sunday that more than 1,100 inmates are serving in prison in which Dookhan was a primary or secondary chemist. If convicted, she could serve more than 20 years on charges of obstruction of justice and falsely pretending to hold a degree.
"Annie Dookhan's alleged actions corrupted the integrity of the entire criminal justice system," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said during a news conference after Dookhan's arrest. "There are many victims as a result of this."