Theranos-Balwani Fraud Trial: Jurors Send New Note to Court During Deliberations

Sunny Balwani, former COO of the blood testing startup, faces 10 counts of wire fraud, 2 counts of conspiracy

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As jurors deliberate the fate of Sunny Balwani in a trial accusing the former Theranos executive of defrauding investors, a new note form the panel was to be read in court Wednesday morning.

The jury, in its third day of deliberations, sent a note to the court Tuesday afternoon asking what happens if the jury cannot agree on a specific count, specifically if there's an option other than guilty or not guilty.

On Wednesday morning, the panel reportedly had a new note for the court.

Balwani, 56, faces 10 counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He, just like Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, has pleaded not guilty.

Balwani, who was romantically involved with Holmes, joined Theranos in 2009 when the company was struggling financially. He stepped in by providing a $13 million loan.

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