Who Could Testify at the Theranos Trial? Murdoch, Mad Dog Mattis, and More


    Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastBillionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Former Secretary of Defense and Marine General Jim Mattis. Superstar lawyer David Boies. All three could soon be called to testify against Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose trial begins Wednesday with opening statements in San Jose federal court.For years, the fallen Silicon Valley prodigy peddled a blood-testing technology she claimed could run hundreds of tests with just a prick of a finger. In reality, the Theranos devices were far from revolutionary—they often malfunctioned and provided inaccurate results, prosecutors say.Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, her former boyfriend and alleged accomplice, are each charged with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection to the alleged scheme that sapped $700 million from a range of investors. They’ve each pleaded not guilty. (While Holmes’ trial is expected to last three to four months, Balwani will face a jury separately next year.)Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


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