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Elizabeth Holmes, the former Theranos CEO who promised to revolutionize medicine but whose company collapsed under the weight of its many misrepresentations, was found guilty of fraud on Monday, capping a years-long saga that came to symbolize Silicon Valley hubris.

After seven days of deliberations, a federal jury found Holmes, 37, guilty of defrauding investors while raising money for Theranos. Holmes was convicted of conspiracy to defraud investors and three counts of wire fraud. The jury found her not guilty of conspiring to defraud patients and cleared her on two individual patient-related charges and one count of lying in paid advertisements. The jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on three counts of defrauding individual investors, possibly leaving the door open for a retrial on those specific charges.

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