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What is Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes on trial for?


In 2014, Elizabeth Holmes, a 30-year-old lady, was on the news headlines due to the charges imposed on her. She completed her studies a Standford University, after this, she has become the CEO of a company worth $9 billion for bringing out a drastic change in a diagnosed diseases. With a couple of drops of blood, Theranos guaranteed that its Edison test could distinguish conditions, for example, malignancy and diabetes rapidly without the problem of needles. Fat cats from Henry Kissinger to Rupert Murdoch contributed.

Elizabeth Holmes

Who is Elizabeth Holmes and why is she on trial?

Be that as it may, by 2015, the creases were breaking apart, and inside a year, Ms. Holmes was uncovered as a phony. The innovation she promoted didn’t work by any means, and by 2018 the organization she established had imploded. Ms. Holmes, presently 37, faces as long as 20 years in jail whenever saw as blameworthy of the 12 charges of extortion against her. She has never recently recounted her side of the story.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

What’s more, in a turn, it arose this end of the week that her legal advisors will contend that her ex and colleague, Ramesh “Bright” Balwani, physically manhandled and genuinely controlled her at the hour of the supposed wrongdoings, disabling her psychological state. Mr. Balwani, 56, who faces similar extortion charges, called the cases “ludicrous”. It will be dependent upon a jury to choose with what compassion or cruelty to pass judgment on the one who tricked everybody from legislators to secretaries.

Why Elizabeth Holmes on trial?

Holmes and Balwani are being charged with two checks of connivance to submit wire extortion and nine tallies of wire misrepresentation for supposedly captivating “in a multi-million-dollar plan to dupe financial backers, and a different plan to cheat specialists and patients”, as per the prosecution.

Abuser or Abused?

In March she comes forward and she washed off all teh allegations from teh financial regulators that she was involved I the $700 million scams from investors. But just after three months, she went to jail with her crime partner Mr. Balwani against the fraud charges. Attornies have been claiming that she intentionally gave an audience to the patients about tests and represented a performance of the firm to the financial backers.

Emily D Baker, a former deputy district attorney for Los Angeles, given a statement on which he said, “Well she might not going to get any advantage of being a new mother and this will not going to impact on the judgment of the court against her,  she has been founded guilty.”

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Kajal Gupta
Kajal Gupta is a journalist with Get India News, New Delhi.


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