Elizabeth Holmes (kumanzere), woyambitsa Theranos, ndi mnzake Billy Evans (kumanja), akuchoka ku Robert F. Beckham Federal Building ndi United States Courthouse ku San Jose, California, pa Oct. 17, 2022.

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Elizabeth Holmes, woyambitsa kuyesa kwa magazi komwe adalephera Theranos yemwe adapezeka ndi mlandu wachinyengo koyambirira kwa chaka chino, akuyenera kukhala. Chigamulochi chinaperekedwa Lachisanu m’mawa ndi woweruza wa khoti ku San Jose, California.

Holmes, yemwe adapezeka wolakwa mu Januware pa milandu inayi yobera ndalama, akuyembekezeka kukhala m’ndende zaka 20 kuphatikiza chindapusa cha $ 250,000 kuphatikiza chipukuta misozi chilichonse.

Maloya aboma adapempha kuti akhale m’ndende zaka 15, kuphatikiza zoyeserera ndi chipukuta misozi, pomwe woyang’anira milandu wa Holmes adakakamiza zaka zisanu ndi zinayi. Gulu lachitetezo la a Holmes lapempha woweruza Edward Davila, yemwe ndi wotsogolera mlandu wake, kuti amugawire kundende kwa miyezi 18 kenako ndikuyesedwa komanso kugwira ntchito zapagulu.

Anthu opitilira 100 adalemba makalata othandizira a Holmes kupita kwa Davila, kupempha kuti achepetse chigamulo chake. Mndandandawu ukuphatikiza mnzake wa Holmes, a Billy Evans, mamembala angapo abanja la Holmes ndi Evans, komanso Investor wa Theranos Tim Draper, ndi Senator Cory Booker. Booker anafotokoza kuti anakumana naye pa chakudya chamadzulo asanamutsutse ndi kugwirizana chifukwa onse anali odya zamasamba ndipo analibe kanthu koma thumba la amondi, lomwe adagawana nawo.

“Ndikukhulupirirabe kuti amakakamirabe chiyembekezo choti atha kuchitapo kanthu m’miyoyo ya ena, kuti, ngakhale atalakwitsa, apanga dziko lapansi kukhala malo abwinoko,” adatero Booker, kuwonetsa kuti amamuonabe ngati bwenzi.

Lachisanu chigamulo chomvera ndi kukhazikitsidwa kwa Holmes Kuwonongeka kodabwitsa. Wotamandidwa ngati chifaniziro mumakampani aukadaulo chifukwa cha malonjezo a kampani yake kuyesa mikhalidwe yosiyanasiyana ndi madontho ochepa a magazi, tsopano ndi woyambitsa waukadaulo wosowa kuti aimbidwe mlandu ndikutsekeredwa kundende chifukwa cha zolakwika za kampani yake.

Holmes, wazaka 38, adayamba Theranos mu 2003 ali ndi zaka 19, ndipo posakhalitsa adasiya ku Stanford kuti akagwire kampaniyo nthawi zonse. Patatha zaka khumi pansi pa radar, Holmes adayamba kukopana ndi atolankhani ponena kuti Theranos adapanga ukadaulo womwe ungayese molondola komanso modalirika mikhalidwe yosiyanasiyana pogwiritsa ntchito madontho ochepa amagazi otengedwa pachobaya chala.

Theranos wakweza $945 miliyoni pamndandanda wochititsa chidwi wa osunga ndalama, kuphatikiza media mogul Rupert Murdoch, woyambitsa Oracle Larry Ellison, banja la Walmart la Walton komanso banja la mabiliyoni a mlembi wakale wamaphunziro Betsy DeVos. Pachimake, Theranos inali yamtengo wapatali $ 9 biliyoni, kupanga Holmes bilionea papepala. Amayamikiridwa pachikuto chamagazini, nthawi zambiri amavala blazer yakuda yomwe imamufananitsa ndi wamkulu wa Apple Steve Jobs. (Sanavale mawonekedwe awa kukhothi.)

Kampaniyo idayamba kusokonekera pambuyo poti kafukufuku wa Wall Street Journal mu 2015 adapeza kuti kampaniyo idangoyesa pafupifupi khumi ndi awiri mwa mazana mazana omwe idapereka pogwiritsa ntchito chida chake choyezera magazi, komanso molondola zokayikitsa. M’malo mwake, Theranos yakhala ikudalira zida zopangidwa ndi gulu lachitatu kuchokera kumakampani azikhalidwe zoyezera magazi.

Mu 2016, Theranos adaletsa zotsatira za kuyezetsa magazi kwa zaka ziwiri. Mu 2018, a Holmes ndi Theranos adathetsa milandu ya “chinyengo chofala” ndi Securities and Exchange Commission, koma sanavomereze kapena kukana zomwe zanenedwazo ngati gawo la mgwirizano. Theranos adatayika posachedwa.

Pamlandu wake, Holmes adanena kuti anali paubwenzi wankhanza kwa zaka khumi ndi chibwenzi chake panthawiyo komanso Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani pomwe amayendetsa kampaniyo. Ananenanso kuti Al-Balwani amayesa kulamulira pafupifupi mbali iliyonse ya moyo wake, kuphatikizapo kumulanga kudya, mawu ake ndi maonekedwe ake, komanso kumupatula kwa ena. (Ma lawyers a Balwani atsutsa zonena zake.)

Mu Julayi, Al-Balwani adapezeka wolakwa pamilandu yonse 12 pamlandu wosiyana ndipo akukumana ndi zomwezi nthawi yokwanira ya ndende kwa iye. Balwani akuyenera kuweruzidwa pa 7 December.

“Zotsatira za chinyengo cha Holmes ndi Balwani zinali zazikulu komanso zazikulu,” oimira boma pamilandu adalemba m’khothi lomwe lidapereka chigamulo cha Holmes mu Novembala. “Ogulitsa ambiri ataya ndalama zopitilira $700 miliyoni ndipo odwala ambiri alandila zidziwitso zachipatala zosadalirika kapena zolakwika kuchokera pakuyezetsa kolakwika kwa Theranos, zomwe zikuyika thanzi la odwalawa pachiwopsezo chachikulu.”

Komabe, chigamulo cha Holmes chikhoza kukhala chovuta ndi zomwe zikuchitika m’moyo wake atachoka ku Theranos. Holmes ndi mnzake Evans, omwe adakumana mu 2017, ali ndi mwana wamwamuna. Holmes alinso ndi pakati, monga zatsimikiziridwa ndi zolemba za khothi laposachedwa komanso kuwonekera kwake komaliza kukhoti mkati mwa Okutobala.

A Mark McDougal, woimira milandu komanso woimira boma pamilandu, adauza CNN Business kuti Mfundo yoti Holmes anali ndi mwana wamng’ono ingakhudze momwe iye anaweruzidwa.

“Sindikudziwa momwe simunathere,” adatero, “chifukwa chakuti oweruza ndi anthu.”

McDougal adatinso sakuwona zomwe kukhala m’ndende nthawi yayitali kumabweretsa. “Elizabeth Holmes sadzayendetsanso kampani yayikulu,” adatero. “Simudzakhala mumkhalidwe woti zinthu ngati izi zichitikenso.”

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