Elizabeth Holmes Stanford University drop-out Elizabeth Holmes medical-startup and blood-testing device Theranos Inc
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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Jailed 11 Years for Defrauding Investors, Raised $900 Million from Investors Including Murdoch & Walton Family

19th November 2022 | Hong Kong

Theranos founder & CEO and Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to 11 years jail for defrauding investors with jurors finding her guilty on 4 counts of fraud (and required to surrender on 27th April 2022).  Theranos was once valued at $9 billion, having raised more than $900 million from billionaires including media tycoon Rupert Murdoch ($125 million), Walton Family (Walmart) and DeVos Family Office ($100 million, co-founder of American multi-level marketing company Amway and owner of NBA Basketball Team Orlando Magic).   Judge Edward Davila determined that Elizabeth Holmes had caused $121 million in losses to investors, and the amount she will need to repay will be decided at another court hearing.  In January 2022, Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of defrauding investors for 3 wire fraud charges (using electronic communications to make false statements).  Elizabeth Holmes had made false statements to investors that it has the technology to revolutionise the healthcare industry with a simple & affordable testing device (Edison) that could detect illness such as cancer and diabetes with only a few droplets of blood.  She had founded Theranos in 2003 at the age of 19, and drop out of Stanford University in 2004.  In September 2022, Elizabeth Holmes had seek a retrial but her appeal was rejected. More info below. 

“ Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Jailed 11 Years for Defrauding Investors, Raised $900 Million from Investors Including Murdoch & Walton Family “

 


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Elizabeth Holmes: “I am devastated by my failings. I have felt deep pain for what people went through, because I failed them.  I regret my failings with every cell of my body.”

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Seeks Retrial for Conviction of Defrauding Investors, Raised $900 Million from Investors Including Murdoch & Walton Family

Elizabeth Holmes Stanford University drop-out Elizabeth Holmes medical-startup and blood-testing device Theranos Inc

9th September 2022  – Theranos founder & CEO and Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes is seeking a retrial for her conviction of defrauding investors in January 2022, citing key prosecution witness (Adam Rosendorff, former Theranos lab director) showing up at her residence (8/8/22) and sharing that the government (prosecution) had twisted his testimony, “that the government made things sound worse than they were when he was up on the stand during his testimony.”  In January 2022, Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of defrauding investors for 3 wire fraud charges (using electronic communications to make false statements).  Elizabeth Holmes had made false statements to investors that it has the technology to revolutionise the healthcare industry with a simple & affordable testing device (Edison) that could detect illness such as cancer and diabetes with only a few droplets of blood.  She had founded Theranos in 2003 at the age of 19, and drop out of Stanford University in 2004.  Theranos was once valued at $9 billion, and have raised more than $900 million from billionaires including including media tycoon Rupert Murdoch ($125 million), Walton Family (Walmart) and DeVos Family Office ($100 million, co-founder of American multi-level marketing company Amway and owner of NBA Basketball Team Orlando Magic).

 

DeVos Family Office RDV Corp Invested $100 Million into Elizabeth Holmes Theranos

DeVos Family Office RDV Corp, the co-founder of American multi-level marketing company Amway and owner of NBA Basketball Team Orlando Magic with more than $5 billion fortune, had invested $100 million into Stanford University drop-out Elizabeth Holmes medical-startup and blood-testing device Theranos Inc in 2014, according to a representative of DeVos Family Office in a legal proceeding.  In 2014, Lisa Peterson who manages private equity investments at DeVos Family Office RDV Corp, testified that Elizabeth Holmes was hand-picking 5 to 6 private families to invest in her firm, and had on hindsight, misrepresented revenue and blood-testing technology was not invented by Theranos, but by 3rd-party systems.  More than $900 million were invested into Theranos, including media tycoon Rupert Murdoch ($125 million) and the Walton Family (Walmart).  Betsy DeVos is the former United States Secretary of Education from 2017 to 2021 under Donald Trump Administration.  Amway was co-founded by Richard DeVos (1926 – 2018) and Jay Van Andel in 1959, which became one of the most successful multi-level marketing selling health, beauty and home care products.  

 

ABC News: Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes says ‘I don’t know’ 600+ times in depo tapes

 

60 Minutes Australia: Elizabeth Holmes exposed: the $9 billion medical ‘miracle’ that never existed

 

CNBC: Where the Elizabeth Holmes trial stands at its halfway point

 

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