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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes tried ‘to flee the country’ after conviction, prosecutors say
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes attempted to flee the country shortly after her conviction last year for defrauding investors about the company's blood-testing technology, according to a Friday court filing.
Prosecutors said Holmes booked a one-way flight to Mexico scheduled to depart on Jan. 26, 2022, weeks after her conviction, without a return trip, according to a filing in a California federal court in which they argued that she poses a flight risk.
"The government became aware on January 23, 2022, that Defendant Holmes booked an international flight to Mexico departing on January 26, 2022, without a scheduled return trip," the court filing states. "Only after the government raised this unauthorized flight with defense counsel was the trip canceled."
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