Prosecutors Name Theranos Ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes A Liar And A Cheat As Trial Opens : NPR

Elizabeth Holmes (middle) walks into the federal courthouse for her trial in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday.

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Elizabeth Holmes (middle) walks into the federal courthouse for her trial in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday.

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Jurors within the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes heard vastly totally different portrayals on Wednesday of the onetime whiz child who amazed Silicon Valley with guarantees of biotech breakthroughs at her firm, Theranos.

In a stinging opening assertion on Wednesday, federal prosecutors described Holmes as a manipulative fraudster who duped buyers and sufferers alike and knew

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