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Elizabeth Holmes Will Have to Wait Out Her Appeal in Prison

  • Ex-Theranos CEO can’t overcome breadth of fraud, judge rules
  • Ticket to Mexico was ‘bold’ but not attempt to flee, he says
Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth HolmesPhotographer: Benjamin Fanjoy/Bloomberg
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Elizabeth Holmes must report to prison as scheduled on April 27, a judge ruled, rejecting her request to remain free on bail as she appeals her fraud conviction.

The decision Monday by US District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, is likely his last in the case which he’s handled since Holmes was indicted in 2018. Davila presided over the Theranos Inc. founder’s four-month trial in 2021 and sentenced her in November to serve 11 1/4 years of incarceration for deceiving investors in her blood-testing startup.