According to online documents, convicted former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is now scheduled for an early release.
The former biotechnology entrepreneur from California received a sentence of 11 years and three months in November 2022 for misleading investors in the failing Silicon Valley business that aimed to revolutionize blood testing.
According to data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Holmes’ sentence was reduced on Tuesday to nine years with an early release date of December 23, 2032.
On May 30, Holmes, 39, reported to a federal women’s prison camp in Bryan, Texas, that offers low security.
Delay in Holmes prison: Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, a mother of two, wants to postpone her prison sentence while she files an appeal.
Why is Elizabeth Holmes getting out very early?
The federal agency’s spokeswoman confirmed the cut to USA TODAY on Tuesday but declined to elaborate on Holmes’ anticipated early release, claiming “privacy, safety, and security reasons.”
Some inmates may also be eligible for early release by court orders, such as clemency or a compassionate release because of advanced age or medical issues.
The Bureau of Prisons said in a statement that inmates can also have their sentences reduced for good behavior, which includes finishing employment assignments and attending substance rehabilitation program courses.
The organization stated that accrued time may also be canceled due to disciplinary issues or other offenses.
What was Elizabeth Holmes convicted of?
Holmes, who was found guilty in January 2022, left Stanford University at the age of 19 to found Theranos, a firm that provides medical diagnostics, in 2003. Its goal is to develop a blood test that just needs a tiny amount of blood to run dozens of high-tech medical tests on the startup’s devices.
The company attracted investors like Larry Ellison, the creator of Oracle, billionaire media magnate Rupert Murdoch, and the Walton family, who established Walmart and grew to be valued at more than $9 billion and employ more than 800 people.
Indictments reveal that Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, a coworker and ex-romantic partner, lied about the technology, the business’s finances, and its relationships with the Department of Defence and Walgreens.
A jury found her guilty on four felony fraud counts connected to a loss to victims of at least $120 million after a protracted trial that captured Silicon Valley’s attention. Overall losses exceeded $800 million, according to the prosecution.
Her former partner received a sentence of almost 13 years in jail after being found guilty of 12 counts of fraud and conspiracy.
The rise and collapse of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes serve as a lesson for the business world, emphasizing the value of moral behavior, accountability, and openness. The trial’s verdict has spurred debates about business fraud, venture funding, and the need for more stringent rules in the healthcare sector.
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