A Massachusetts prosecutor was disbarred Thursday after her failure to disclose exculpatory evidence in a drug theft case sowed major doubt in the criminal justice system.
Anne Kaczmarek is the first former member of the Massachusetts attorney general’s office to ever be disbarred. Her behavior may have impacted thousands of defendants who were convicted on drug charges.
John Verner, a former state prosecutor who supervised Kaczmarek, was publicly reprimanded. Kris Foster, a more junior former prosecutor, was suspended for one year and one day.