Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes seeks to overturn fraud conviction | Reuters

Lawyers for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and company President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to overturn their convictions for defrauding investors in the failed blood testing startup, which was once valued at $9 billion.

Amy Saharia, Holmes’ lawyer, told a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that Holmes believed she was telling the truth when she told investors that Theranos’s miniature blood testing device could accurately run a broad array of medical diagnostic tests on a small amount of blood.

Holmes, who started Theranos as a college student and became its public face, was indicted alongside Balwani, her former romantic partner, in 2018. The two were tried separately in 2022, and sentenced later that year to 11 years and three months, and 12 years and 11 months, respectively.

Source: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes seeks to overturn fraud conviction | Reuters