Elizabeth Holmes’ lawyers return to court to appeal fraud conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (NBC, KYMA/KECY) – The case that captivated Silicon Valley is back in the spotlight.

Lawyers for disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes were back in San Francisco federal court Tuesday morning to appeal her fraud conviction.

Holmes’ legal team is trying to argue that she and her former business partner Sunny Balwani deserve a new trial.

Members of Holmes’ family, including his mother and her partner, were in the courtroom during the proceedings.

Defense attorneys filed three appeal motions, challenging evidence and arguments from the original trial in 2022.

Holmes, who did not appear in court Tuesday, was convicted in 2022 of defrauding investors in Theranos, a blood testing company once valued at more than $9 billion.

She is currently serving her prison sentence in a minimum security women’s facility in Texas until 2032.

It is unclear when the Federal Court will rule on the appeal.