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Theranos Ex-President’s Fraud Trial Delayed by Covid Surge

  • Judge eyes California jury trial in March instead of February
  • Sunny Balwani’s lawyer objects to postponement during hearing
Sunny Balwani arrives at federal court in San Jose, Calif. in 2019. 

Sunny Balwani arrives at federal court in San Jose, Calif. in 2019. 

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The criminal fraud trial of former Theranos Inc. president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, which had been scheduled to start in February, will be delayed because of a surge in Covid cases in California, a judge said.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose said Friday during a hearing that the spread of the coronavirus will “push our trial back about a month.” The trial may be rescheduled to mid-March, he said.