Judge recommends pregnant Elizabeth Holmes is sent to minimum-security prison camp in TEXAS

A federal judge has recommended that Theranos Inc. founder and convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes serve her prison sentence of more than 11 years in a minimum-security prison camp in Texas.

US District Judge Edward Davila told Holmes, who was sentenced Friday, that her failure to accept responsibility for her crime would count against her. Despite being pregnant with her second child, she was subsequently sentenced to more than a decade behind bars and ordered to turn herself in in April.

It is unknown how far along Holmes is, but, in all likelihood, she will give birth before the reporting date of April 27, 2023.

Dávila has now recommended that Holmes be allowed family visits at the low-security camp, even though he will be more than 1,800 miles away from his partner, son and parents in California.

The prison camp the judge recommended is in Bryan, Texas, about 100 miles north of Houston, where Holmes attended high school. It is designated for female inmates and currently houses around 540 inmates.

Those serving time at the facility may accept multiple visitors on weekends.

The minimum-security women's prison in Bryan, Texas, where a California judge has recommended that Elizabeth Holmes serve her 11.25 years behind bars.

The minimum-security women’s prison in Bryan, Texas, where a California judge has recommended that Elizabeth Holmes serve her 11.25 years behind bars.

Holmes was sentenced Friday after being found guilty of four counts of criminal fraud for repeatedly misleading investors in her failed blood-testing technology company Theranos.

Holmes was sentenced Friday after being found guilty of four counts of criminal fraud for repeatedly misleading investors in her failed blood-testing technology company Theranos.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the facility bears similarities to the one in West Virginia, where Martha Stewart served time nearly 20 years ago, the same one where former NXIVM president Nancy Salzman is now serving her three-and-a-half-year sentence. .

Holmes will have access to tennis courts and a running track. However, she will be forced to give up her trademark all-black look in favor of pastel green, gray and white outfits.

The distance may make visits difficult for Holmes’s family, with whom she would be much closer if sent to the minimum-security prison in Dublin, California, just an hour’s drive from San Francisco. Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who were involved in the university admissions scandal, served their short sentences at the Dublin facility.

Holmes and his legal team were given 14 days to appeal the sentence. Her lawyers said they would seek to let her out of prison on bail pending the outcome of the appeal.

Later, the judge will hold a hearing to determine how much money you will have to repay.

Federal prosecutors have also said Holmes could receive about a 15% reduction in prison time with good behavior, which would bring his sentence closer to 9.5 years without the possibility of parole.

In January, Holmes, 38, was convicted by a jury on four counts of criminal fraud for misleading investors during her multi-year plan to sell bad blood testing technology at Theranos.

After her conviction, Holmes became pregnant with her second child, which Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly said she did to “get less prison time”.

“Hate to agree with the Twitter mob, but they’re angry about the pregnancy, suggesting that she did that.” [on purpose]’ Kelly said on his SiriusXM podcast Monday, speaking about Holmes’ 11-year prison sentence.

Kelly said she understands “the theory that he did that out of sympathy.”

“She did that intentionally on the bet that the judge would say, ‘I’m not going to throw the book at you for the sake of this child.’

But now, Kelly said, “that child is going to be without his mother for the first 11 years of his life.”

The host continued: ‘You know you’re likely to go to prison, you know your chances of getting 18 months of house arrest are nil. No one is going to know who committed these crimes and was convicted of them.

‘I just don’t understand. Do you get pregnant anyway? she asked, rhetorically, noting, ‘I feel angry about that too.

I don’t want to brag about the motives, but the whole situation is a mess.

The tech scammer’s legal team aided Kelly’s theory, which argued that Holmes deserved more lenient treatment because she is now a dedicated mother.

Holmes, who was heavily pregnant, and her family were silent as they entered the court building, holding hands with her partner, Billy Evans.  It will have to be turned in on April 2.

Holmes, who was heavily pregnant, and her family were silent as they entered the court building, holding hands with her partner, Billy Evans. It will have to be turned in on April 27.

A court sketch shows Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes waiting to be sentenced by Judge Davlia.

A court sketch shows Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes waiting to be sentenced by Judge Davlia.

Holmes' defense team asked for a more lenient sentence because the con man is now a devoted mother.  Her husband, hotel heir Billy Evans, pleaded with the judge for a light sentence on behalf of her young family with Holmes.

Holmes’ defense team asked for a more lenient sentence because the con man is now a devoted mother. Her husband, hotel heir Billy Evans, pleaded with the judge for a light sentence on behalf of her young family with Holmes.

During sentencing last week, Dávila called the case “worrying on many levels.”

‘Was there a loss of a moral compass here? The tragedy of this case is that Mrs. Holmes is brilliant.

‘Failure is normal. But failure by fraud is not okay. What is the pathology of fraud? Is it the inability to accept responsibility? Perhaps that is the moral of this case.

Addressing the court, Holmes broke down in tears, saying, “I come before you taking responsibility for Theranos.” I loved Theranos. It was my life’s work.

‘There are so many things I would do differently if given the chance. I tried to realize my dream too fast. Yesterday I tried to change the world. Today I am wise and I want to change myself.’

Holmes’ husband, hotel group heir Billy Evans, pleaded for mercy for his partner, citing the couple’s young son and baby on the way.

The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila was shorter than the 15-year sentence sought by federal prosecutors, but far harsher than the leniency his legal team sought for the mother of a one-year-old son with another child. on my way.

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