Reporter recalls feeling duped by Elizabeth Holmes as prosecution winds down

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Theranos CEO may take the stand in her defense

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Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes goes through a security checkpoint as she arrives for her trial at the federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Fortune Magazine reporter whose cover story helped turn Elizabeth Holmes into a Silicon Valley sensation testified Thursday as to how he ended up feeling like a pawn in the entrepreneur’s promotion of what she called a revolutionary blood-testing technology.

Roger Parloff’s appearance on the witness stand marked a pivotal moment in Holmes’ 10-week-old criminal fraud trial. Federal prosecutors are preparing to wrap up their case, which has aimed to prove that Holmes defrauded sophisticated investors,…

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