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In this photo from Jan. 3, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, middle, and her family leave the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse after the jury found her guilty on four counts in San Jose, California. Holmes was sentenced Friday to 135 months — or more than 11 years — in prison.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to 135 months — or more than 11 years — in prison, following her conviction for felony fraud in one of the most closely and widely watched trials in Silicon Valley history.

Holmes, 38, is expected to appeal the jury’s January verdict, which resulted in Friday’s sentence. She is pregnant, and the mother of a 15-month-old son born weeks before her trial began in September last year. She will not have to surrender to serve prison time until April 27. It is not clear when Holmes is due with her second child.

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