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Former Theranos COO Ramesh Balwani fights US over $900 mn restitution

Balwani and Holmes, who had a romantic relationship while they worked together, were tried and convicted separately of lying about the accuracy and capabilities of Theranos's blood-testing machines

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Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg
Former Theranos Inc. Chief Operating Officer and President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani battled with US prosecutors over their proposal that he be ordered to pay almost $900 million to compensate victims of his fraud, telling a judge he owes nothing to investors in the failed blood-testing startup.
 
A lawyer for Balwani, who’s scheduled to report to prison next month to begin serving a 13-year sentence, argued Friday that Theranos was flush with hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and intellectual property when he was fired in 2016, leaving the company once valued at $9 billion in the hands of its

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First Published: Feb 18 2023 | 8:19 AM IST

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