Jurors review recordings of Holmes’ boasts to investors

Michael Liedtke
Associated Press

San Jose, Calif. – Jurors in the fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes asked Thursday to replay audio recordings of Holmes boasting to investors about Theranos’ progress toward developing a potentially revolutionary blood-testing technology.

In those recordings from December 2013, which were played earlier in the trial, Holmes talked up partnerships with established drug companies that didn’t pan out and contracts that never materialized because of problems with Theranos’ technology.

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes walks into the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

Jurors are weighing the case after a three-month trial that captivated Silicon Valley, featuring testimony from 32 witnesses. including Holmes, and more than 900 exhibits. If convicted, the 37-year-old Holmes could face up to 20 years in prison.