The most hated pharma bro Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of fraud. Our first question—what’s the state of that one of a kind Wu-Tang Clan album he copped for $2,000,000, though?
Reported the New York Times:
Martin Shkreli, 34, has confidently courted controversy in recent years, bulldozing his way into Wall Street and the drug industry, raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent overnight, boasting that he would outwit prosecutors in his federal fraud case, and live-streaming and tweeting throughout his five-week trial.
But on Friday, after five days of deliberations, jurors convicted him on three counts of fraud in federal court, and he now faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the first two counts, and up to five years on the final count.
Mr. Shkreli looked shaken as the judge read the verdict. But not long after, he appeared outside of court and returned to form, saying that he was “delighted, in many ways,” with the verdict. “This was a witch hunt of epic proportions, and maybe they found one or two broomsticks,” he said.
Yesterday (Aug. 4), Shkreli was live streaming soon after the verdict—and reportedly played parts of the aforementioned Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
But seriously, can the the conditional release of that WTC album to fans worldwide be part of his punishment?
Someone write the judge a letter…
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