Elizabeth Holmes living in Silicon Valley amid fraud trial

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Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of blood-testing start-up Theranos, is reportedly living in a posh home on one of America’s most expensive estates as she goes on trial for fraud.

A traffic citation issued to Holmes’ partner William “Billy” Evans — heir to the Evans Hotel Group — on March 17 revealed a new address for the couple at a home on Green Gables, a 74-acre, $135 million estate in Woodside, California, CNBC reported.

CNBC independently confirmed that Holmes and Evans are currently staying in one of the homes.

The Green Gables estate is about 30 minutes away from the courthouse than her former home at Lombard Place Apartments in San Francisco.

The property boasts six homes, in addition to the main house, according to its listing on Christie’s International Real Estate.

Three swimming pools dot the grounds of the property as well as a tennis court, a flower and vegetable garden, and a reservoir that exclusively services the estate.

Green Gables was built in 1911 and the town of Woodside is “Silicon Valley’s wealthiest and most prestigious enclave,” according to the Christie’s listing.

Elizabeth Holmes arrives at court on the first day of jury selection for her fraud trial.
Elizabeth Holmes arrives at court on the first day of jury selection for her fraud trial.
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Elizabeth Holmes seen with her lawyers arriving for jury selection.
Elizabeth Holmes seen with her lawyers arriving for jury selection.
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Holmes faces 12 felony counts alleging she engineered a massive fraud that duped several rich investors.
Elizabeth Holmes faces 12 felony counts alleging she engineered a massive fraud that duped several rich investors.
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The estate has served as a gathering place for dignitaries “including European royalty, senators, congressmen, governors, business leaders, and creative luminaries” and in 1965, the United Nations hosted its 20th-anniversary commemoration gala at the estate, according to Christie’s.

Representatives for Christie’s did not return The Post’s request for comment.

The revelation that Holmes is now staying at the fabled property comes as she prepares to deliver her opening statement in her high-profile fraud trial on Wednesday.

According to a speeding ticket, Elizabeth Holmes and her partner are now living in the Silicone Valley estate amid her trial.
According to a speeding ticket, Elizabeth Holmes and her partner are now living in the Silicone Valley estate amid her trial.
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According to Realtor.com, the value of the estate she is living on is $135M.
According to Realtor.com, the value of the estate Elizabeth Holmes is living on is $135M.
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The estate is said to have hosted European royalty, senators, congressmen, governors, business leaders, and creative luminaries.
The estate is said to have hosted European royalty, senators, congressmen, governors, business leaders, and creative luminaries.
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Holmes, 37, was once among Silicon Valley’s most high-profile founders and briefly crowned the country’s youngest female self-made billionaire.

She and her ex-boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, former Theranos COO, are now charged with ten counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy in what’s expected to be one of the most widely watched corporate fraud trials in years.

Both Homes and Balwani, 56, have pleaded not guilty. Balwani will face his own trial next year.

In 1965, the estate played host to the 20th anniversary gala of the United Nations.
In 1965, the estate played host to the 20th anniversary gala of the United Nations.
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The property includes three swimming pools as well as a tennis court.
The property includes three swimming pools as well as a tennis court.
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In addition to the main house, there are six others scattered around the property.
In addition to the main house, there are six others scattered around the property.
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The US Department of Justice charged Holmes and Balwani in 2018, accusing them of defrauding investors, medical professionals, and customers.

Before her arrest, Holmes — a Steve Jobs wannabe who dressed exclusively in black turtlenecks — at one point scored a more than $9 billion valuation for Theranos.

Her company claimed to be able to detect medical conditions like cancer by using their new technology on a tiny sample of customers’ blood.

The Green Gables estate is about 30 minutes away from the courthouse where Elizabeth Holmes' trial is to take place.
The Green Gables estate is about 30 minutes away from the courthouse where Elizabeth Holmes’ trial is to take place.
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Theranos eventually struck big-time deals with Walgreens and grocery chain Safeway.

Her board of directors boasted prominent US officials, including former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz as well as former Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

And Theranos counted some of the country’s wealthiest business leaders, including former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Walton family of Walmart and Patriots owner Robert Kraft, among its investors. Some of those investors may testify at Holmes’ trial.

The entire estate encompasses a whopping 74 acres.
The entire estate encompasses a whopping 74 acres.
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But the company’s medical claims were debunked in a 2015 Wall Street Journal article, sending Theranos’ sky-high valuation crashing down and sparking an eventual criminal investigation into Holmes and others involved in the business. 

That day, Holmes went on CNBC’s “Mad Money” with Jim Cramer to rebuff the charges and claimed the paper was out to stifle innovation.

Green Gables was built in 1911 and the town of Woodside is "Silicon Valley's wealthiest and most prestigious enclave."
Green Gables was built in 1911 and the town of Woodside is “Silicon Valley’s wealthiest and most prestigious enclave.”
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“First they call you crazy, then they fight you, then you change the world,” she said on CNBC, paraphrasing a quote that’s often misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi.



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