The previous lab director of the blood-testing firm Theranos stood by his earlier testimony within the trial of former CEO Elizabeth Holmes on Monday, saying he believed Holmes “must pay her debt to society” for actions she dedicated whereas main the now-defunct firm.
Adam Rosendorff appeared in court docket after it got here to gentle that he had visited Holmes’ residence in August and allegedly expressed a sense that he had “accomplished one thing fallacious” throughout Holmes’ trial. Rosendorff’s purported remarks prompted Holmes’ attorneys to hunt a brand new one.
Holmes, 38, was convicted in January on 4 counts of fraud, every carrying a most sentence of 20 years in jail. The saga of Theranos, as soon as valued at some $9 billion earlier than its collapse amid scandal, has captured the general public’s consideration as a logo of the excesses of Silicon Valley.
Holmes was slated to be sentenced Monday, however U.S. District Decide Edward Davila granted a movement by Holmes’ protection earlier this month to listen to new testimony from Rosendorff concerning his summer season go to and the chance that prosecutorial misconduct had been dedicated.
Below questioning by Davila on Monday, Rosendorff mentioned he felt remorseful concerning the chance that Holmes’ younger little one with Evans can be with out her mom if Holmes is sentenced to jail.
Rosendorff added, with out rationalization, that “it’s my understanding she is pregnant once more.” The Related Press has not verified that info. An legal professional for Holmes didn’t instantly reply to remark sought by NBC Information.
Below grilling by Holmes legal professional Lance Wade, Rosendorff mentioned flatly: “The federal government was making an attempt to get to the reality of what occurred — what Elizabeth Holmes did.”
“I don’t wish to assist Ms. Holmes,” Rosendorff added. “The one individual that may assist her is herself. She must pay her debt to society.”
Sunny Balwani, Holmes’ former enterprise and romantic accomplice, had additionally sought a brand new trial primarily based on the circumstances surrounding Rosendorff’s summer season go to. However in a two-page order issued final week, Davila rejected the request, saying Rosendorff’s testimony pertained solely to Holmes.
Balwani was convicted in July on fraud expenses associated to his time at Theranos. He’s anticipated to be sentenced in November.