SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Holmes is a flight danger and shouldn’t be allowed to remain out of jail whereas she appeals her 11-year jail sentence for defrauding traders, federal prosecutors stated in court docket paperwork.
Holmes had a one-way aircraft ticket to Mexico booked for Jan. 26, 2022, three weeks after being convicted by a jury on 4 counts of fraud and conspiracy, federal prosecutors stated in a movement filed Thursday in federal court docket in Northern California.
Holmes, who was CEO of Theranos through 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 ailments and circumstances from a number of drops of blood. However the know-how by no means labored, and the claims have been false.
Holmes booked the 2022 flight with out a scheduled return journey and solely canceled it after prosecutors contacted Holmes’ attorneys concerning the “unauthorized flight,” prosecutors stated.
Holmes’ attorneys didn’t instantly reply Friday to e-mail and cellphone messages from The Related Press. In a Jan. 23, 2022, e-mail responding to prosecutors’ issues concerning the deliberate journey, they stated Holmes had booked it earlier than the jury’s verdict to attend a marriage in Mexico.
“Given the decision, she doesn’t plan to take the journey and due to this fact didn’t present discover, search permission, or request entry to her passport (which the federal government has) for the journey,” wrote Lance Wade, certainly one of Holmes’ attorneys.
On November 17, U.S. District Choose Edward Davila sentenced Properties to greater than 11 years in jail. Davila ordered Holmes, who’s pregnant, to report back to jail on April 27, giving her sufficient time to offer start to her second youngster earlier than she is incarcerated. She gave start to a son shortly earlier than her trial began final 12 months.
Prosecutors didn’t protest Davila’s determination to offer Holmes 5 months of freedom or deliver up the truth that they thought-about her a flight danger.
Holmes is scheduled to return to court docket on March 17 for a listening to on her request to remain out of jail whereas she appeals her conviction.