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Elizabeth Holmes Appeals Theranos Fraud Conviction, Prison Term

Dec. 3, 2022, 1:23 AM

Elizabeth Holmes appealed her criminal fraud conviction, two weeks after she was ordered to serve 11 1/4 years in prison for deceiving investors in her blood-testing startup Theranos Inc.

Lawyers for Holmes, 38, filed a single-page notice of appeal late Friday in federal court in San Jose, California, without disclosing on what grounds the Theranos founder and former CEO will ask the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the guilty verdict reached by a jury 11 months ago.

Elizabeth Holmes, center, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, on Nov. 18.
Photographer: Marlena Sloss/Bloomberg

Legal experts said her appeal was widely expected and faces long odds because US District Judge Edward Davila went ...