Holmes jury resumes deliberations after closed-door meeting

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The jury weighs fraud charges against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes amid some intrigue raised by a closed-door meeting between her lawyers, federal prosecutors and the judge presiding over the case. .

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The jury weighing fraud charges against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes takes its long views among some of the intrigue raised by a closed-door meeting between her attorneys, federal prosecutors and the judge presiding over the case. Will resume discussions.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila held an “in camera” hearing Tuesday morning with two of Holmes’ attorneys, Kevin Downey and Lance Wade, along with two prosecutors, Jeffrey Schenk and Robert Leach, a court filing late Tuesday night. Holmes was not present at the 23-minute hearing.

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The hearing transcript has been sealed, leaving the subjects discussed as a mystery. But when a jury deliberates on charges, it is not unusual for a plea agreement to be discussed, especially as it takes longer to reach a verdict.

Holmes, 37, is facing 11 criminal charges, alleging that he defrauded investors and patients by presenting his company’s blood-testing technology as a medical breakthrough, while actually making wild errors. was afflicted by If convicted, Holmes faces up to 20 years in prison.

Eight men and four women on a jury are meeting in a San Jose, Calif., federal courtroom after absorbing evidence in a three-month trial that enthralled Silicon Valley.

Last week, the jury sent two notes to US District Judge Edward Davila – one swiftly rejected a request to take his instructions home with him for further study and the other that told him Holmes while discussing Theranos. 2013’s recordings to be replayed. Dealing with potential investors.

During their first two days of ongoing discussions this week, jurors have given no clue how long they have been in their deliberations.

The matter has attracted worldwide attention. At its core is the rise and fall of Holmes, who started Theranos as a 19-year-old college dropout and then broke Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture with his bold claims and fundraising savvy. She became a billionaire on paper before everything evaporated between allegations, she was more of a charlatan than an entrepreneur.

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