Former Theranos executive sentenced to 13 years in prison for fraud
08 December 2022 | 1:43 pm
Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, the right-hand man and ex-boyfriend of company founder Elizabeth Holmes, is planning to appeal an almost 13-year prison sentence for fraud. Prosecutors argued he played an essential role in defrauding investors of $900 million. Theranos falsely claimed it could run blood tests with a single prick of a finger.
Palestinian Khader Adnan was being held on terror charges and died after an 87-day hunger strike. His death increases potential for conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant groups.
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Kanye West's campaign treasurer Patrick Krason has resigned amid fraud allegations aimed at the rapper's campaign adviser.
A Hong Kong permanent resident who is also a US citizen has been given a life term for espionage.
The Theranos founder and convicted fraudster is being held at a minimum security women's prison in the US state of Texas. She faces up to 11 years behind bars.
Senegalese leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko has been sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for “corrupting youth”. The court acquitted Sonko, a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, of rape charges and issuing death threats, but jailed him for corrupting the country's young people.
On Monday, the Moscow City Court will start examining a new case against Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. There are seven charges against him, including "extremism."
In 2022, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro held a meeting with foreign diplomats in which he claimed voting machines were susceptible to electoral fraud, which prosecutors argue constituted an abuse of office.
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Dissident Paul Rusesabagina thanked the US for its efforts to release him from prison earlier this year. His made new criticisms of the Rwandan government in a video to mark the 61st anniversary of Rwanda's independence.
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