Elizabeth Holmes was just 19 years old when she dropped out of Stanford University with a dream of creating a company that would revolutionize blood testing. As we first reported last May, Holmes founded the start-up Theranos and boasted her technology could take a pin-prick worth of blood from the finger and perform hundreds of laboratory tests. It was, she claimed, “the most important thing humanity has ever built.”

At its zenith, Theranos was worth nearly $10 billion and Elizabeth Holmes became the youngest, self-made, female billionaire in the world. Today, she and her company’s one-time president stand criminally charged by the U.S. government of perpetrating a “multi-million dollar scheme” to defraud investors, doctors and patients.

You’re about to hear from insiders how the Theranos deception worked…

Read more at cbsnews.com

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