Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes allegedly tried to flee to Mexico after she was found guilty of fraud.
The feds say that after she was found guilty in January 2022 of three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, she was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Holmes appealed her conviction but the feds want her in prison because they say she purchased a one-way ticket to Mexico.
“The government became aware on January 23, 2022, that Defendant Holmes booked an international flight to Mexico departing on January 26, 2022, without a scheduled return trip,” prosecutors wrote in court documents. “Only after the government raised this unauthorized flight with defense counsel was the trip canceled.”
Holmes was charged for deceiving investors and patients at blood-testing startup Theranos. She claimed she had invented a blood-testing startup touted to be able to test for hundreds of diseases with a single drop of blood, which wasn’t true.