Kate Corbett claimed to have a degree from Merrimack College in chemistry, her degree was actually in sociology. She claims that she was under the impression she had taken enough chemistry classes to also qualify for a chemistry degree. Although she is not accused of having falsified testing results it is clear that as early as August of this year she testified in establishing herself as an expert that she did have a bachelors in chemistry.
Those defendants who were convicted of a drug offense including drug trafficking and possession with Kate Corbett as the testifying chemist have grounds to file a motion for new trial based on misleading testimony related to her background.
There is no doubt that this will lead to further cases being appealed and potentially overturned.
Frank Fernandez is a criminal defense attorney who deals with drug offenses including drug trafficking, possession with the intent to distribute and federal conspiracy drug offenses. Feel free to call for free consultation 617-393-0250.