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By Elliott Francis

The U.S. attorney's office in the District is investigating more than 100 cases handled by FBI analysts. Officials are concerned about the accuracy of test results.

According to a report, the cases, some dating back to the mid-1970s are under review because of potentially falsified and inaccurate tests by the FBI.

The investigation was ordered after the recent exoneration of Donald E. Gates, who was falsely imprisoned 28 years for murder.

The initial review of 20 cases focused on the validity of statements made by six FBI forensic analysts. During the process, justice department officials identified an additional 100 cases involving the FBI analysts in question.

A spokesperson for the District's public defender service called the report troubling due to the potential number of people who might have been hurt by flawed testimony.Investigators say so far, evidence shows only the case of Donald Gates resulted in a wrongful conviction.

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