Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of the blood-testing company Theranos, turned herself in on Tuesday and has served 11 years and three months in prison, the Federal Prison Service has confirmed to People.
Blood-testing company Theranos defamed founder Elizabeth Holmes surrendered on Tuesday
Ms. Holmes, 39, turned herself in at Texas federal prison Bryan Internment, a minimum-security prison housing 655 female convicts. The prison is about 160 miles away from Houston, where she grew up. Inmates are given job assignments and opportunities to participate in health programs, church services, and recreational activities, according to the manual. Holmes’ attorneys earlier this year filed a 132-page appeal seeking a reduced sentence, arguing that the conviction was unjust and that Holmes had no intention of misleading investors, PEOPLE previously reported.
“Government lawsuits largely parrot the public,” the appeal says
The government has admitted to allegations that Holmes knowingly and willfully misrepresented the capabilities of Theranos’ technology to investors. Holmes admitted making mistakes at Theranos but steadfastly denied committing crimes during seven often-fascinating days of testimony on the witness stand during her trial. At one point, she told a jury that she had been sexually and emotionally abused by Balwani, who was controlling her in ways she felt clouded her thinking. Balwani’s attorney steadfastly denied Holmes allegations, which was one of the key reasons they were tried separately.