Convicted CEO Elizabeth Holmes Is a Flight Danger

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Holmes is a flight threat and shouldn’t be allowed to remain out of jail whereas she appeals her 11-year jail sentence for defrauding traders, federal prosecutors mentioned in courtroom paperwork.

Holmes, who was CEO of Theranos throughout the firm’s turbulent 15-year historical past, was convicted in a scheme that revolved across the firm’s claims to have developed a medical system that might detect a large number of illnesses and situations from just a few drops of blood. But the know-how by no means labored, and the claims had been false.

Holmes booked the 2022 flight and not using a scheduled return journey and solely canceled it after prosecutors contacted Holmes’ attorneys concerning the “unauthorized flight,” prosecutors mentioned.

Holmes’ attorneys didn’t instantly reply Friday to electronic mail and cellphone messages from The Associated Press. In a Jan. 23, 2022, electronic mail responding to prosecutors’ considerations concerning the deliberate journey, they mentioned Holmes had booked it earlier than the jury’s verdict to attend a marriage in Mexico.

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“Given the decision, she doesn’t plan to take the journey and subsequently didn’t present discover, search permission, or request entry to her passport (which the federal government has) for the journey,” wrote Lance Wade, considered one of Holmes’ attorneys.

Prosecutors didn’t protest Davila’s resolution to provide Holmes 5 months of freedom or carry up the truth that they thought of her a flight threat.

Holmes is scheduled to return to courtroom on March 17 for a listening to on her request to remain out of jail whereas she appeals her conviction.

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