A federal judge on Friday will decide whether disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

should serve a lengthy prison sentence for duping investors

endangering patients while peddling a bogus blood-testing technology.

Holmes' sentencing in the same San Jose, California

courtroom where she was convicted on four counts of investor fraud

conspiracy in January marks a climactic moment in a saga that has been

dissected in an HBO documentary and an award-winning Hulu TV series

about her meteoric rise and mortifying downfall.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila will take center stage as he weighs the federal government's

recommendation to send Holmes, 38, to federal prison for 15 years.

preferably served in home confinement.