Elizabeth Holmes trial: Jury selected in trial of Theranos founder

KGO logo
Friday, September 3, 2021
EMBED <>More Videos

A jury has been selected in the criminal fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A jury has been selected in the criminal fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

A panel of 12 jurors has been sworn in. Five alternate jurors were also chosen. The jurors were selected out of a pool of about 200.

Holmes faces federal charges for defrauding investors and patients with her now-defunct blood testing start-up. The fraud charges could result in up to 20 years in prison and a $3 million fine.

RELATED: Elizabeth Holmes may accuse former COO of abuse, court documents reveal

Theranos created a blood test that required only a tiny sample from the finger and claimed to be able to diagnose a wide range of conditions.

Yesterday, Holmes walked into federal court in San Jose without answering questions -- including whether she believed she would get a fair trial given the high publicity surrounding her criminal trial.

RELATED: Jury selection begins in Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos fraud trial

The jurors face a long trial that the judge has estimated could run for four months.

Hearings will be held only three days per week with the trial scheduled to begin on Sept. 8.