Ther­a­nos whistle­blower to visit Le­high

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Would you have the courage to blow the whis­tle on cor­po­rate wrong­do­ing, know­ing that it would cost your job and maybe your fam­ily re­la­tion­ships?

Tyler Shultz, a for­mer Ther­a­nos em­ployee who came into pub­lic view af­ter do­ing just that by ex­pos­ing the blood-test­ing com­pany’s fraud­u­lent prac­tices, will speak at 8 p.m. Tues­day at Le­high Univer­sity’s Packard Lab­o­ra­tory, Room 101, 19 Memo­rial Drive W, Bethlehem.

Shultz will take the au­di­ence through his time as an em­ployee at the $10 bil­lion biotech startup, from his re­la­tion­ship with founder El­iz­a­beth Holmes to the faulty blood­test­ing tech­nol­ogy and his ef­forts to ex­pose the truth about Ther­a­nos.

When he re­al­ized Ther­a­nos had scammed hun­dreds of em­ploy­ees, thou­sands of in­vestors and mil­lions of pa­tients, Shultz blew the whis­tle, de­spite strong op­po­si­tion from his grand­fa­ther, Ge­orge Shultz, for­mer sec­re­tary of state and a mem­ber of the Ther­a­nos board of direc­tors.

His ex­po­sure of the fraud helped bring about the dis­so­lu­tion of Ther­a­nos and Holmes’ in­dict­ment on crim­i­nal charges.

Shultz was a source for a se­ries of Wall Street Jour­nal ar­ti­cles ex­pos­ing Ther­a­nos’ prac­tices and he was fea­tured in a book about the scan­dal, “Bad Blood,” and the HBO doc­u­men­tary “The In­ven­tor.”

Shultz will dis­cuss his time at Ther­a­nos and his ef­forts to ex­pose the truth. Ad­mis­sion to the speech is free. Park­ing is avail­able in the Alumni Memo­rial Park­ing Deck.

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