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According to the New York Times, a federal jury in California is struggling to reach a unanimous verdict on three of 11 charges against Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of Theranos.


  1. What is the maximum sentence for each federal fraud count? How many counts of fraud is Ms. Holmes facing?
  2. What is the makeup of the jury?
  3. What could happen if the jury is unable to reach a verdict on all of the counts?


Woo, E. and E. Griffith (2022). Jurors in the Elizabeth Holmes trial are deadlocked on some charges. The New York Times, Jan. 3 (Retrievable online at