Kamalkant Shah, who worked as a technician for the State Police evidence laboratory, was accused of faking drug test results by "dry labbing" – which means just making stuff up. Shah worked on 7,827 criminal cases and the state is now reviewing each one.
Shah was removed from lab work on Dec. 10 as soon as the problem was discovered, said Peter Aseltine, spokesman for the Office of the Attorney General. Shah, who received a salary of $101,039, was suspended without pay effective Jan 12, he said.
Shah has not been charged with any crime, and is believed to have retired, Aseltine said.