Warren Buffett’s one-time heir apparent who resigned in disgrace amid accusations of insider trading has pleaded for a judge to be lenient in sentencing Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes will be sentenced on Friday. Her team has filed 130 letters from friends and family seeking leniency.
One letter came from David Sokol, the former Berkshire Hathaway executive who stepped down amid allegations of insider trading.
In his letter, Sokol says Holmes’ jury may have lacked the business knowledge he believes is necessary to reach an appropriate verdict in this case.

Elizabeth Holmes is asking for a lenient sentence, and an army of her friends and family have written to the judge to back her up.

The Theranos founder was found guilty on four counts of fraud and conspiracy in January and is due to be sentenced on Friday. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for each count on which she was convicted. While prosecutors want 15 years in prison, Holmes’ attorneys have asked for 18 months under house arrest. With their plea for leniency, the defense submitted 130 letters from people who know Holmes and want the same.

One of these people is another executive…

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