Jurors selected in Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos fraud trial; start date set

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes (center) arrives at federal court in San Jose, California on Aug. 31, 2021. [Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

The jurors who will weigh the evidence for and against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes were sworn in Thursday, setting the stage for the federal fraud trial to finally begin.

The twelve jurors — seven men and five women, all residents of California’s Santa Clara County — were selected along with five alternates (two men and three women) after two days of questioning by federal prosecutors, Holmes’ defense team and U.S. District Judge Edward Davila.

Potential jurors were asked how much they knew about the disgraced CEO and her company’s implosion to determine whether they could give her fair, unbiased consideration.

​​“There’s not that many women that get to become CEO of a high-powered company,” said one potential juror who expresse…

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