Who Is Elizabeth Holmes? Why Is Theranos CEO Jailed For 11 Years?

Holmes is convicted of defrauding investors with her Silicon Valley  startup firm Theranos.

She was convicted on four felony  fraud counts in January for duping investors over 15 years.

She had promised the investors  that the firm had developed a revolutionary medical device.

Holmes' company claimed to make a compact device that could scan hundreds of diseases with just a few drops of blood.

As per her prosecutors, Holmes  knew her device was not producing reliable results, yet induced dozens  of investors to contribute nearly 1 billion dollars.

Holmes rose to Silicon Valley fame after founding Theranos in 2003 at a young age of 19.

Holmes, who is pregnant, gets a time to surrender herself until April next year.