Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) reiterated her support for embattled health-technology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, arguing that she was no longer a subject of concern because she had recanted certain statements about her company Theranos.
Maloney told reporters outside a hearing Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill of Holmes’ continued work on the day she was jailed, after admitting to lying about the qualifications of employees working for her company.
“If she were to say, if she were in the jury box today, that, ‘look, I made misstatements because I believed what I was saying,’ I think that would be a far more accurate representation of the situation today,” Maloney said, adding, “Under these circumstances, I think she should not be held culpable, I think she should not be disqualified as a witness.”
Holmes is currently serving a 30-month sentence for fraud. In court documents, she said that “what I said was wrong,” and admitted that Theranos was “phony” and “fake,” as a long-running investigation from New York Times journalist Charlie Rose exposed.
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