After a year-long delay due to Covid-19, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes headed to court on Sept. 8 to face multiple criminal fraud charges that could land the former billionaire in prison for more than a decade.

Racho Jordanov and Rose Lin, the septuagenarian co-founders of Taiwanese biotech company JHL Biotech, were convicted Aug. 26 of conspiring to steal trade secrets related to four Genentech (Roche) blockbuster cancer and cystic-fibrosis drugs. The pair were also found guilty of wire fraud.

Two former executives of Taiwan-based JHL Biotech were indicted on charges of orchestrating the theft of trade secrets from Genentech. The U.S. government also charged the former chief executive officer and chief operating officer of that company with wire fraud and money laundering. 

New York state filed civil charges accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients.

AbbVie Inc. agreed to pay $24 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged insurance fraud by the drugmaker in promoting the company’s blockbuster drug Humira, California’s insurance regulator said.

Medical diagnostic firm PerkinElmer Inc. faces a federal investigation into the company’s role in an alleged Medicare fraud involving tens of thousands of unnecessary genetic cancer tests, according to three sources with knowledge of the probe and documents reviewed by Reuters.

Frank Reynolds, the founder and former chief executive officer of PixarBio, was sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors.

A federal judge dismissed some of the criminal charges Elizabeth Holmes is facing.

The Department of Justice leveled more charges against members of the U.S. science community who have alleged ties to China.

Federal authorities charged 10 former National Football League players for allegedly defrauding a healthcare program of more than $3.4 million by filing false claims for expensive medical equipment.