By Leah Simpson For Dailymail.com and Reuters
Published: 14:22 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 14:32 GMT, 12 February 2020
A federal judge late on Tuesday dismissed some charges against Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the company's former president Ramesh 'Sunny' Balwani, but wire fraud charges still stand.
According to the 2018 indictment, Holmes and Balwani encouraged doctors and patients to use the company's blood testing services even though they knew Theranos was not capable of consistently producing accurate and reliable results for certain blood tests.
They were accused of misleading patients about the abilities of her company's blood tests and they pleaded not guilty to nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Holmes, a Stanford University dropout, started Theranos at age 19 and questions were first raised about the accuracy and reliability of the company's signature finger prick blood-testing device in a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal in 2015.
Judge on Tuesday dismissed some charges against Elizabeth Holmes but wire fraud charges still stand against her and former Theranos president Sunny Balwani. Holmes (center) founder is pictured January 13, 2020, at the U.S. District Court House in San Jose, California
Court found even though they knew the tests weren't capable of consistently producing reliable results they didn't make doctors