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Elizabeth Holmes’ defense attorneys put their case to rest on Wednesday, ending the Theranos founder’s testimony in her criminal fraud trial.


Holmes, 37, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud, each count carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Former Theranos CEO did cross-examination for seven days, during which he admitted mistakes but denied attempts to defraud investors or patients through his failed blood-testing firm.

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Holmes alleged on the stand that she was misled by former boyfriend and Theranos’ chief operating officer Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani on the effectiveness of the company’s blood testing technology.

He also accused Balwani of emotional and sexual abuse, which Balwani’s lawyer has denied. Mr. Balwani face himself testing The following year on his alleged role in defrauding investors, physicians and patients while at Theranos.

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In the trial against Holmes, jury directions will now be drawn up, and the judge has finalized arguments at the end of next week.