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Prosecutors Call Theranos’ Ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes A Liar And A Cheat As Trial Opens

Enlarge this image Elizabeth Holmes, center, walks into the federal courthouse for her trial in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday. Nic Coury/AP Nic Coury/AP Jurors in the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes heard vastly different portrayals on Wednesday of the onetime whiz kid who amazed Silicon Valley with promises of biotech breakthroughs at her company Theranos. In a stinging opening statement on Wednesday, federal prosecutors described Holmes as a manipulative fraudster who duped investors and patients alike and knew the whole time that she was hoodwinking them. "This is a case about fraud, about lying and cheating to get money," said …

 

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