Carrie Cohen spoke to The Mercury News about the impending sentencing of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who was convicted in January on four felony counts of defrauding investors in her now-defunct Palo Alto blood-testing startup out of more than $144 million.
According to Carrie, Judge Edward Davila will probably sentence Holmes based mostly on the charges that led to her conviction, rather than on the patient harms and total investor losses. The judge is likely to consider Holmes' child and pregnancy when determining a sentence, but may still put her away for five to 10 years, Carrie added.
"She committed a very serious crime and did so for a very long period of time and through multiple acts of deception on multiple people and entities," Carrie said. "That has to be deterred."
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