Theranos President Ramesh Balwani Gets 13 Years Behind Bars

Disgraced Theranos Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was sentenced today to 13 years behind bars for defrauding investors and patients.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila handed down the sentence in a San Jose, California, federal courthouse.

Last July, Balwani was convicted of collaborating with Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes in a giant fraud scheme involving investors and patients of the blood-testing company. The startup falsely claimed that the device they developed could detect diseases and conditions from just a few drops of blood.

Holmes was sentenced in January to over 11 years in prison for her role in duping investors.

In addition to being second in command at Theranos, Balwani

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