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'Pharma Bro' Shkreli set to be sentenced for defrauding investors

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli set to be sentenced for defrauding investors

That includes Shkreli's E-Trade account reportedly worth $5 million, his stake in Vyera Pharmaceuticals, a copy of Lil Wayne's as yet unreleased album Tha Carter V, an Enigma decoding machine from World War II, and an original painting by Pablo Picasso.

"There are times I want to punch him in the face, because he's made my job more hard by some of the things he's said", Brafman said, according to reporter Stephanie Clifford (not to be confused with the other Stephanie Clifford). His lawyers said he was a misunderstood eccentric who used unconventional means to make those same investors even wealthier, and deserved 18 months or less in prison.

"There is no conspiracy to take down Martin Shkreli". Shkreli is also notorious for a price-gouging scandal after he raised the price of the lifesaving drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent, from $13.50 per pill to a staggering $750.00 per pill. Prosecutors were looking for 15 years prison time. "I took down Martin Shkreli with my disgraceful and shameful actions", a sobbing Shkreli said Friday, his voice cracking and his address interrupted by the judge passing along a box of tissues.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis had said a 15 year sentence was justified in part because Shkreli's crimes were not an "isolated lapse in judgment", but a pattern of conduct including separate frauds for his two hedge funds and for his drug company Retrophin Inc. In August 2017, he was convicted of securities fraud during his time running a hedge fund.

"He shouldn't be sentenced simply for being Martin Shkreli", Brafman said.

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"There is so much more I want to do, and I will do it, the right way", Shkreli said, while starting to break into tears. Afterward, he tweeted that the lawmakers were "imbeciles".

In September, Judge Kiyo Matsumoto revoked his bail after Shkreli took to social media to offer $5,000 to anyone would bring him a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair.

The price hike sparked a public backlash that landed him on Capitol Hill, testifying about drug prices. And she spoke about how his family and friends "state, nearly universally, that he is kind and misunderstood" and willing to help others in need.

Other testimonials were as quirky as the defendant himself. She suggested that those who were annoyed by it were missing the point. One woman described how she became an avid follower of Shkreli's social media commentary, which she described as being "on par with some form of performance art". Another letter was from a man who said he met Shkreli while driving a cab and expressed his appreciation at how he ended up giving him an internship at one of his drug companies.

"At its core, this case is about Shkreli's deception of people who trusted him", they wrote.

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