Judge delays criminal trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

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The criminal trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Judge delays criminal trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes The trial has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The criminal trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been pushed back.

During a status conference held via telephone on Wednesday, Judge Edward Davila of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California announced that Holmes' trial will be delayed from a July 28 start date to October 27, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Davila also called for an interim status conference to be scheduled in July to assess whether the new October date is feasible or if it would be necessary to move the trial into 2021.

A joint memorandum filed on Tuesday stated that the government and the defense convened via teleconference last week to discuss a new trial date, almost coming to an agreement for the fall until the government revealed they would be seeking a superseding indictment that would significantly expand the case against Holmes.

"...following the Court's ruling on the defendants' motions to dismiss the indictment, the government intends to seek a superseding indictment," the government stated in the filing, referring to the court's decision to narrow some of the charges against Holmes back in…
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