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Elizabeth Holmes Says Fraud Trial Unfair Because She Went First

  • Her lawyers say trying ex-partner first would’ve cleared her
  • Holmes is making new trial bids ahead of sentencing next month
Elizabeth Holmes 

Elizabeth Holmes 

Photographer: Nic Coury/Bloomberg

Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes asked for a new trial on the grounds that she was unfairly disadvantaged by being tried before her ex-boyfriend and Theranos President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani.

Facing a sentencing next month that could put her in prison for as much as a decade, Holmes has filed a flurry of long-shot motions in recent weeks to try to get a new trial. In a filing late Wednesday in federal court in San Jose, California, her lawyers claimed she would’ve been exonerated if Balwani had gone on trial first.