Theranos Founder Tried to Flee To Mexico After Arrest

  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes tried “to flee the country” last year with a one-way ticket to Mexico after she was convicted of defrauding investors who backed her bogus blood-testing company, prosecutors said in a court filing.
  • Holmes, 38, was found guilty of fraud last January, and later that month, prosecutors sounded the alarm after learning she bought a Jan. 26 plane ticket to Mexico without a scheduled return trip, according to the filing.
  • “Only after the government raised this unauthorized flight with defense counsel was the trip canceled,” the filing says, according to CNN.
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