Elizabeth Holmes did not get the news she wanted to hear. She was hoping, praying, and paying lawyers whatever it took to get a new trial because they claimed to have new evidence from the former lab director of Theranos, but the judge wasn’t buying it.
Her defense issued three motions for a new trial, one based on the claim that the lab director left Holmes a voicemail message that showed remorse for testifying against her. Judge Edward Davila said none of her new complaints warranted a new trial, which means it heads to the sentencing portion on November 18.
She will find out how long she will be going to prison after being convicted of four counts of fraud. Each one carries a prison term of up to 20 years. She has been out on bail and is reportedly pregnant with her second child.
Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was also convicted and awaits sentencing on December 7 for his role in the Theranos scandal.
The process is only done once Holmes is actually behind bars. After the sentencing next week, her legal team will undoubtedly file an appeal, dragging this out even further.
When she does end up going to prison, it could be the women’s prison camp in Dublin, California. It was made famous when Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin both served their sentences for the “Varsity Blues” college admissions cheating scandal.
Patty Hearst also spent time in that prison in the 1970s for bank robbery.