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Pre-Sentence Memorandum

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Tomorrow, Friday, November 18th, 2022, is literally judgement day for Elizabeth Holmes, the world-famous founder of Theranos. Although her fall from grace took vastly longer than, let’s say, Samuel Bankman-Fried’s, it was sensational enough to warrant books and movies. I can’t imagine how nervous she must be at this very moment. She lives about ten miles from where I do.

I’ve taken a glance or two at the sentencing memorandum her lawyers submitted to the judge who will decide her sentence (if any), and I wanted to share some thoughts before tomorrow when the news comes out. I am not sure precisely what time of day the news hits, but it’ll be sometime during the court’s business hours here on the west coast.