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Disgraced Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Requests New Trial

Eight months after her fraud conviction tied to her management of blood-testing startup Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes has requested a do-over.

The disgraced former CEO has requested a federal decide in California for a brand new trial, claiming {that a} key witness for the prosecution got here to her and expressed remorse. A brand new doc filed with the US District Courtroom for Northern District of California recounts that former Theranos lab director Adam Rosendorff got here to Holmes’ home unannounced on Aug. 8 and stated “he feels responsible” for the function he performed in Holmes’ conviction, The Wall Road Journal reported Tuesday.

The brand new submitting claims that Rosendorff spoke with Holmes’ accomplice Billy Evans, who answered the door and advised him that he felt his statements on the stand had been twisted and exaggerated by prosecutors in US v. Holmes. 

Holmes initially confronted 12 counts of fraud and conspiracy. She was convicted on 4 of the fees associated to mendacity to traders about Theranos’ expertise that she claimed would revolutionize the blood-testing trade. 

Throughout the trial, Rosendorff was questioned for a number of days by attorneys for the federal authorities and for Holmes on considerations he had in regards to the efficacy of the corporate’s expertise whereas working for Theranos. He testified that he introduced his considerations on to Holmes on the time. 

Rosendorff couldn’t be reached for remark and declined to remark to the Journal. 

The courtroom has not but responded to Holmes’ request. 

Holmes’ conviction in January was adopted by the conviction for fraud of her former enterprise and romantic accomplice Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani in July in a separate trial. 

A sentencing listening to for Holmes is ready for Oct. 17. She faces as much as 80 years in jail. 



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