Former Therano's CEO Elizabeth Holmes appeared Monday in San Jose's federal court, one of her few photographed public appearances in the months since her collapse.
Holmes is facing charges of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud; Prosecutors claim Theranos, who boasts cheap and fast blood tests, had no such technology. Instead, they say that Holmes and her COO Sunny Balwani misleadingly dislike consumers, investors, and health professionals about what their product could do.
Balwani, who was romantically attached to Holmes in his time at the company, should also be shown to
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Cameras and journalists greeted Holmes at the courthouse, where she arrived at her 1:30 pm status hearing. On the short hearing, the judge proposed July 8 as the start date of the trial according to CNBC but all parties came to another status hearing instead of July 1.
As a result, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the experiment will take place in 2019.
Holmes has already settled a civil law with the SEC in March; She agreed to pay $ 500,000 in fines and could not be in a senior position for 10 years. She faces up to 20 years in prison, if he is convicted in this federal case.
Holmes, 35, has been waiting for trial in San Francisco, where she eventually resides with her fiance.
"She's seen galavanting around San Francisco and Silicon Valley, going to dinner parties with her fiance," said Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou on CNBC Monday. "… Clearly, she behaves like nothing is wrong."