Distraught Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes was spotted crying throughout a seven-hour reunion with her family last weekend – less than a week after she reported to federal prison in Texas to begin serving her 11-year sentence.
An emotional Holmes, 39, was photographed sitting at a picnic table and walking the grounds in her prison-issued uniform during the meeting with her husband, William Evans, and her parents, Christian and Noel, at Federal Prison Camp Bryan near Houston last Saturday.
Holmes was “visibly shaken” and “crying during much of the visit,” according to the Daily Mail, which first obtained photos of the visit.
One picture showed Holmes walking alongside Evans and clinging to one of his fingers – an embrace that appeared to violate the prison’s policy against prolonged physical contact.
The report said that Evans and Holmes’ mother “appeared equally upset” during the trip, while her father was more “stoic.”
Holmes is allowed one visit per week.
The family reportedly remained on site for the “full duration of visiting hours”, spending several hours outside before heading into the prison for the latter part of the trip. The Holmes clan feasted on vending machine snacks, including Honeybuns and cinnamon rolls.
Holmes and Evans have two young children together, son William and daughter Invictus.
The Post has reached out to Holmes’ representatives for comment.
Holmes reported to prison on May 30 after waging a lengthy legal battle to delay her sentence pending the outcome of an appeal.
She was convicted last year on four criminal charges for defrauding Theranos investors.
Theranos drew a $9 billion valuation at its peak as Holmes boasted the company had developed a blood-testing device that perform a battery of tests with just a single drop of a patient’s blood.
But the startup collapsed in disgrace after a series of reports revealed that the device could not perform many of the functions that Holmes claimed.
Previously published photos revealed the incarcerated Holmes – now known as federal inmate 24965-111 – had ditched her trademark black turtleneck in favor of drab khaki sweatpants and a dark brown T-shirt.
Holmes has been pictured wearing her wedding ring at the facility.
Holmes is locked up at the same low-security prison as former “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reality star Jen Shah, who was sentenced to six years for her role in a telemarketing fraud scheme.
As The Post previously reported, a former inmate claims that the women’s-only Texas prison where Holmes will serve her term once used male guards to conduct “shower checks.”
The facility has also faced a half-dozen sexual misconduct over the last year.
Source by [New York Post]