Ex Theranos CEO may claim ‘mental disease’ in swindle case

Theranos ex-CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes plans to claim a “mental disease” defense in her upcoming investor fraud trial, according to new court documents.

Holmes’ lawyers have told the government that they intend to “introduce expert evidence relating to a mental disease or defect or any other mental condition of the defendant bearing on … the issue of guilt,” CNN reported of the filing.

In a resulting next step, Judge Edward Davila of the US District Court for the Northern…

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