Fraudster Elizabeth Holmes’ trial has been nothing short of made for T.V so far. This week in the 6th day of her trial, former U.S Sec of Defense James Mattis testified that Holmes openly misled him about the successes of her blood testing machines. Mattis himself testified during the hearing that he had hoped that her machines would be useful within the military and had even considered widely using them once fully approved.
Alike many others Mattis became disillusioned with Holmes about a year or so after formally joining Theranos in a leadership tyle role. But in 2013, he had actually gone as far as to join the board whereas he earned upwards of $150,000 a year (though ended up doing such for free under the belief that her products actually worked.)
“There became a point where I didn’t know what to believe about Theranos anymore,” Mattis said. Holmes faces up to 20 years or more in prison if fully convicted but has for the most part appeared emotionless in court.