Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes requested for a brand new trial, claiming a key witness in her felony case visited her after the decision and expressed misgivings about his testimony.
Holmes mentioned in a Tuesday court docket submitting that Adam Rosendorff, a former Theranos lab director, confirmed up at her house on Aug. 8 and defined to her associate that his testimony final fall had been twisted by prosecutors.
The allegations a few key authorities witness on the highest-profile trial in Silicon Valley historical past come eight months after Holmes was convicted of fraud and simply weeks earlier than she’s scheduled to be sentenced.
Rosendorff testified throughout Holmes’s trial that he emailed her about his issues that the corporate’s blood analysers weren’t prepared for an imminent industrial roll-out at Walgreens drug shops.
When he visited her house final month, Rosendorff was met on the door by Holmes’s associate, Billy Evans, and defined that “he tried to reply the questions truthfully at Ms. Holmes’ trial, however the authorities tried to make everybody look unhealthy,” in accordance with her submitting.
“Below any interpretation of his statements, the statements warrant a brand new trial,” a lawyer for Holmes mentioned within the submitting. At a minimal, the court docket “ought to order an evidentiary listening to and allow Ms. Holmes to subpoena Dr. Rosendorff to testify about his issues.”
Holmes, 38, was discovered responsible of defrauding buyers and conspiracy for her function within the collapse of the blood-testing startup she based that reached a peak valuation of $US9 billion. Her ex-boyfriend and former Theranos President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was convicted in July on comparable counts, in addition to defrauding sufferers.
Tuesday’s submitting comes after the decide final week issued a preliminary ruling rejecting Holmes’s long-shot try and get her fraud conviction thrown out. Holmes’s bid for a brand new trial is one other gamble that the majority white-collar felony convicts make, and infrequently win.