Elizabeth Holmes is dealt a blow as the judge in her fraud case tentatively denied her request to throw out her conviction

Elizabeth Holmes just faced a setback in her attempt to have her guilty verdict thrown out.
On Thursday, the judge in the Theranos founder’s fraud case tentatively denied her request to overturn her conviction.
This means she’s one step closer to facing prison time at her October sentencing.

Elizabeth Holmes is a step closer to getting time in prison for her fraud at Theranos after her Hail Mary attempt to have her conviction thrown out was denied.

In May, Holmes had asked the federal judge in her case, Edward Davila, to overturn her guilty verdict on counts of wire fraud and conspiracy. She argued that there was “insufficient evidence” for any “rational juror” to convict. On Thursday, Holmes appeared in court again as Davila heard from attorneys on the prosecution and defense regarding the matter.

In January, Holmes was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, following a months-long trial that gripped Silicon Valley.

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