• After the release of a major podcast and HBO documentary, the story of Theranos is on everyone's lips again.


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    Years after the scandal broke in Silicon Valley, the story has gained new life as founder Elizabeth Holmes awaits trial on fraud charges. When Theranos launched in 2003, 19-year-old Holmes began a meteoric rise to the heights of tech fame. The concept of Theranos was nothing short of world-changing: According to Holmes, her company's technology needed just a pinprick of blood to run a gamut of tests, ending the medical industry's expensive and slow lab tests.

    The idea was so appealing soon big-names like former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz and retired general James Mattis were on the Theranos board.

    The problem? It was all an illusion. The technology, as advertised, didn't exist. In some cases, Holmes later admitted in a sworn deposition, blood drawn from unsuspecting patients — in tubes, not in pinpricks — was sent to Theranos labs and run on standard equipment.

    The story went global after a 2015 exposé by John Carreyrou of The Wall Street Journal. In the aftermath of the story, Walgreens ended its partnership with the company and a series of investigations and lawsuits followed.

    In March 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission settled a fraud suit with Holmes. In June, a criminal case followed. Holmes and former Theranos COO?Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani were indicted by a federal grand jury?on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The case is still moving forward in the U.S. District Court in San Jose.

    Related video: The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her startup Theranos (provided by ABC News)


    As Holmes now awaits trial in Northern California, here's what we know about her life now:

    Where does she live?

    According to a Vanity Fair feature published in February, Holmes currently lives in a "luxury apartment" in San Francisco. During her time as Theranos CEO, she rented a mansion in Los Altos Hills that Vanity Fair says the company paid for.

    Holmes, the feature continues, has told former co-workers that she's a popular fixture among her San Francisco neighbors. She says she is greeted by "well-wishers on the street who are rooting for her resurrection."

    What is she doing now?

    As part of her 2018 SEC settlement, Holmes cannot serve as the officer or director of a public company for 10 years. But ABC's "The Dropout" podcast spoke to sources who said Holmes is "currently in Silicon Valley, seeking funding for a new venture."

    Who is her fiance?

    Although Holmes' high-profile romantic interest was Balwani — the pair quietly dated and lived together while running Theranos — she's no longer with him. Theranos is now engaged to an MIT graduate who works in tech in San Francisco.

    The Daily Mail identified her fiance as William Evans, the grandson of the founder of the Evans Hotel Group. Evans Hotel Group primarily operates around the San Diego area.

    What does her real voice sound like?

    One of the most startling revelations about Holmes' personal life is that, apparently, this isn't her real voice:

    Former employees told "The Dropout" that Holmes intentionally lowered her voice as part of her CEO persona. According to them, her natural voice is several octaves higher. Unfortunately, we searched high and low, but couldn't find evidence of her "real" voice.

    When does her trial start?

    There is no date yet for her trial. Holmes and Balwani have both pleaded not guilty to fraud charges and face up to 20 years in prison, if convicted. ABC News reports the pair are supposed to appear in court on April 22 in San Francisco for a status hearing.


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