No. 2 Theranos Executive Found Guilty of 12 Counts of Fraud

Ramesh Balwani, who helped his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Holmes lead the failed blood testing start-up, was convicted on Thursday. They will likely be sentenced together.

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Anna Delvey and the Tinder Swindler: Why We Fall for Scams

You might think you wouldn’t fall for the scams depicted in a crop of new shows about con artists. I know I could.  

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Theranos Trial Starts for Ramesh Balwani, Elizabeth Holmes’s Ex-Partner

Prosecutors say Ramesh Balwani worked hand in hand with Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos chief executive, who was convicted of four counts of fraud.

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Elizabeth Holmes’s Ex-Boyfriend Set to Go on Trial in Theranos Case

Jury selection was set to start today in Sunny Balwani’s fraud trial, which will establish just how much he knew about the blood-testing start-up Theranos and Ms. Holmes’s actions.

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Hollywood Bets Big on the Bad Entrepreneur

With limited series like “The Dropout,” “WeCrashed” and “Super Pumped,” the culture is saturated with ripped-from-the-headlines tales of self-immolating moguls.

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New Hulu Series, ‘The Dropout,’ Wants to Humanize Elizabeth Holmes

In a group interview, Elizabeth Meriwether, Amanda Seyfried and Rebecca Jarvis discuss the new Hulu series about the fall of Theranos and their efforts to reveal the woman beneath the turtleneck.

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‘The Dropout’ Shows Elizabeth Holmes’s Style Evolution

How the costume and makeup teams for “The Dropout,” a new Hulu series, transformed Amanda Seyfried into the disgraced Theranos founder.

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In Defense of Venture Capitalism

Silicon Valley’s big investors are not like the rest of us.

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What It Was Like on the Elizabeth Holmes Jury for 18 Weeks

Away from the media frenzy, jurors dealt with the trial’s disruption to their lives and had little idea of the case’s implications.

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Is a Judge’s Order a Threat to a Free Press?

A case involving The Times and Project Veritas. Also: Elizabeth Holmes; Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens; dangers of biometrics; healthy is hard.

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The Elizabeth Holmes Verdict Will Teach Silicon Valley Nothing

What the Theranos trial says about the blurred lines between visionaries and frauds.

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Mistrial Declared for Three Counts in Elizabeth Holmes Trial

The three hung counts were related to investments from three Theranos investors who testified that Ms. Holmes misled them.

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Why Silicon Valley Can’t Escape Elizabeth Holmes

Ms. Holmes, the founder of Theranos, wasn’t a creature of Silicon Valley, or so the refrain went. But her fraud trial showed otherwise.

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty of Four Counts of Fraud

The case against the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos came to symbolize the pitfalls of Silicon Valley’s culture of hustle and hype.

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The Epic Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes

In Silicon Valley’s world of make-believe, the philosophy of “fake it until you make it” finally gets its comeuppance.

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Jurors Set to Deliberate for Seventh Day in Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood-testing start-up Theranos, is accused of deceiving investors, patients and advertisers.

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The Elizabeth Holmes Trial by the Numbers

It will now take place in two calendar years. Here are other tallies of note from the Silicon Valley trial.

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The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Meanders to a Finish

Other high-profile trials around the country have started and ended while Ms. Holmes’s case has stretched for four months into the new year.

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What to Know Ahead of Day 6 of Elizabeth Holmes Trial Deliberations

Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, is accused of deceiving investors, patients and advertisers.

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What to Know Ahead of Day 5 of Elizabeth Holmes Trial Deliberations

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, is accused of lying about its technology.

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A Day in the Life of a Reporter Covering the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Erin Griffith, a New York Times journalist who is reporting on the fraud trial against the Theranos founder, shares what it’s like lining up for the trial and inside of the courtroom.

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Jury in Holmes Trial Set to Deliberate for Fourth Day

A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for three days last week with no verdict in the case of the Theranos founder.

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Jury in Elizabeth Holmes’s Fraud Trial Set to Begin Deliberations

The trial, which has stretched nearly four months, has come to represent a critical moment for the tech industry and its culture of overly optimistic salesmanship.

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Elizabeth Holmes Trial Nears Finish as Closing Arguments End

The jury of eight men and four women will meet on Monday morning to consider wire fraud-related charges for claims made to Theranos’s investors and patients.

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How Elizabeth Holmes Changed Her Style for Trial

As the fraud trial of the Theranos founder draws to a close, could her new courtroom image affect the decision?

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Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Closing Arguments Are Set to Begin

Prosecutors said Ms. Holmes, the Theranos founder, deliberately chose to lie instead of letting the start-up fail.

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Elizabeth Holmes Rests Her Case in Fraud Trial

Lawyers must now agree on a set of jury instructions before closing arguments begin on Dec. 16.

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Elizabeth Holmes Returns to the Stand on Tuesday.

The climax of the cross-examination of Ms. Holmes, founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, sends her fraud trial to its end stage.

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Prosecutors Push Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos to Take Responsibility

Under cross-examination, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up defended herself but admitted that she had made mistakes.

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Elizabeth Holmes Says Former Boyfriend Abused Her

Ms. Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, blamed Ramesh Balwani, the former No. 2 at the company.

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Elizabeth Holmes Testimony: Updates From Day 4

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, took the stand for a fourth day on Monday.

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Elizabeth Holmes Points Fingers at Others and Says She Was a Believer

In her most substantial day of testimony, Ms. Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, painted herself as someone whose best intentions were misinterpreted.

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U.S. Rests Its Case in the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Defense lawyers are expected to argue that the founder of Theranos, the blood-testing start-up, failed but did not commit fraud.

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How Elizabeth Holmes Soured the Media on Silicon Valley

Testimony in the fraud trial of Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, shows how much coverage of the tech industry has changed over the years.

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Key takeaways from Week 10 of the Elizabeth Holmes trial.

Two former lab directors testified about some of the inner workings of Theranos.

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Elizabeth Holmes Trial Exposes Investors’ Lack of Due Diligence

Start-up investors have often suspended skepticism while chasing a hot deal. The trial of Ms. Holmes, the founder of Theranos, has put that behavior under the spotlight.

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Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 6

Testimony addressed the question of whether Theranos was misleading and deceiving big corporations to get money.

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Inside the Courtroom With Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes

Behind the closed doors are whispers, gestures and a daily rhythm, plus two court artists, numbered tickets and some true-crime fans.

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Gullible: Theranos and Ozy Edition

Average investors were not able to get in on the last decade’s start-up boom in private markets. Once that seemed unfair. Now it looks lucky.

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What Elizabeth Holmes’ Rise and Fall Means for Ambitious Women

The Theranos founder has turned out to be a symbol of how far we haven’t come.

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Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 4

A Theranos lab director emerged as key prosecution witness during testimony focused on problems with the company’s blood tests.

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James Mattis, Who Sat on Theranos Board, Testifies in Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Mr. Mattis, the former defense secretary, testified that Ms. Holmes had not been forthcoming with the board about her start-up’s problems.

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Elizabeth Holmes, A.O.C., and the Art of Owning It

Drop the Identity Cloak when identity is not the issue. (And tax the rich!) 

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Elizabeth Holmes Trial Is Set to Begin

A jury will decide whether Ms. Holmes, who founded Theranos in 2003 and hawked a mission of revolutionizing health care, lied to investors about her company’s technology.

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In Silicon Valley, Criminal Prosecutors See No Evil

The Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial is set to be a major spectacle, but tech executives generally get a pass when it comes to wrongdoing.

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Schemer or Naïf? The Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

The trial for the founder of Theranos, the once high-flying blood testing start-up, will cap a saga of Silicon Valley hubris, ambition and deception.

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They Still Live in the Shadow of Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes

Female entrepreneurs said they were constantly compared to Ms. Holmes, the disgraced founder of Theranos, who faces trial soon.

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7 Podcasts About the Art of the Scam

These shows, about corporate fraud, pyramid schemes, Hollywood impersonators and more, feeds the national appetite for stories about deception.

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George P. Shultz, Influential Cabinet Official Under Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 100

He carried one of Washington’s weightiest résumés — labor secretary, treasury secretary and budget director for Nixon and secretary of state under Reagan as the Cold War waned.

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