After Defrauding Investors of $700 Million, Elizabeth Holmes Bought a One-Way Trip to Mexico

Theranos former CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Theranos former CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Soon after the infamous Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of fraud last year, she bought a one-way trip to Mexico, prosecutors said Thursday in court documents opposing her request that she remain out of prison while she appeals her case.

Prosecutors alleged Holmes made an “attempt to flee the country shortly after she was convicted,” saying her “incentive to flee has never been higher and Defendant has the means to act on that incentive.”

Holmes purchased a ticket to Mexico departing the U.S. on January 26, 2022. The disgraced new wolf of wall street bought the ticket 23 days after she was convicted of three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The flight was canceled “only after the government raised this unauthorized flight with defense counsel,” prosecutors claimed.

Holmes’ partner William Evans left on that trip and did not return for six weeks, the documents say.

Furthermore, prosecutors also alleged Holmes is living on an estate where “monthly expenses exceed $13,000 per month,” based on information Holmes has provided to her probation office.