Holmes' 'Risky' Decision To Testify Could Save Her, Attys Say

By Dorothy Atkins (December 15, 2021, 10:22 PM EST) -- With closing arguments in ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' monthslong criminal fraud trial slated to begin Thursday, legal experts say the outcome of her trial could hinge on her "highly risky" decision to take the stand and defend herself with claims of sexual abuse — uncharted territory for white collar prosecutions.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes arrives at a San Jose, California, courthouse ahead of closing arguments in her criminal fraud trial, set to begin Thursday. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Jack Sharman, chair of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC's white collar practice, told Law360 that the defense put "almost...

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