The alleged Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, according to a new court filing, potentially delaying her trial by several weeks.
Holmes is being charged with fraud for her role at the helm of Theranos, a blood-testing startup that was a rising star in Silicon Valley before it emerged it had misrepresented the effectiveness of its technology.
Lawyers for Holmes asked the judge on 2 March to delay the start of jury selection to 31 August, after her due date.
We have advanced, this just delays the trial rather than gets her off the sentence. Although no doubt this carefully timed pregnancy will be used – how could the mother of a months old babe in arms be jailed? – in sentencing mitigation.