Martin Shkreli

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4Chan Is in Big Financial Trouble

The 'Internet Hate Machine' is having trouble keeping the lights on

(Newser) - One year after 4Chan founder Christopher "moot" Poole sold the website he had run since he was a teen , the new management is realizing it may not be so easy to run one of the Internet's most infamous communities. New owner Hiroyuki Nishimura posted a note on 4chan... More »

Bid Now for a Chance to Punch Martin Shkreli in the Face

Be generous; it's for a good cause

(Newser) - The man said to have the most punchable face in America is finally putting it to good use. "I will auction one slap/punch in the face to benefit my friend Mike who passed away and leaves behind a young son who survived cancer," Martin Shkreli tweeted Tuesday. He'... More »

Martin Shkreli Heckled Clinton After Health Scare

'Pharma bro' turned up outside Chelsea's apartment

(Newser) - After Hillary Clinton's health scare Sunday, she was heckled by one of the few Americans with higher disapproval ratings than both candidates. Mediaite reports that "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli was outside when Clinton emerged from Chelsea Clinton's apartment, where she had gone to rest after "overheating"... More »

One Guess Who Martin Shkreli Just Endorsed* for President

*Though it may have all been about trolling

(Newser) - Color us shocked. Infamous "pharma bro" and Internet villain Martin Shkreli appeared to endorse Donald Trump for president in a series of tweets Thursday, Reuters reports. “I support him vs. Hillary," Shkreli tweeted . He added : “All you people who don't like Trump are jealous, stupid,... More »

Shkreli Slapped With $4.6M Tax Lien

He says he's 'now available for motion picture roles'

(Newser) - In a dispute certain to have millions of Americans cheering for the IRS, Martin Shkreli appears to be having tax trouble. According to documents obtained by Gawker , the federal government filed a tax lien against the widely despised pharma CEO on Dec. 18, 2015, demanding $4,628,928.55 in... More »

Kanye Made a Video Game About His Mom Flying to Heaven

Oh, and he also debuted his new album and clothing line

(Newser) - It's Thursday, but it might as well be Kanye Day. The rapper unveiled both his new album—The Life of Pablo—and clothing line—Yeezus Season 3—during an event at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. The whole thing was livestreamed around the world. And, as with... More »

Shkreli Sued Over $2M Wu-Tang Album

Meanwhile, his Internet beef with Ghostface Killah escalates

(Newser) - Fresh off smirking his way through a Congressional hearing, "pharma bro" and Internet villain Martin Shkreli is being sued over the Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million, Reuters reports. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by New York artist Jason Koza, who claims his drawings of Wu-Tang members... More »

At House Hearing, Silent Shkreli Smirks at 'Imbeciles'

He took the 5th, then unloaded on Twitter

(Newser) - A House committee looking into drug-pricing practices received the same answer Martin Shkreli gave a Senate committee last month: "On the advice of counsel, I invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and respectfully decline to answer your question." The former Turing CEO repeated the statement several times... More »

Martin Shkreli Celebrates Price Hike in Newly Released Emails

'$1 bn here we come'

(Newser) - Documents and emails released Tuesday by congressional investigators show "pharma bro" and Internet villain Martin Shkreli "giddily rubbing his palms together at the prospect of all the money Daraprim will generate," as NPR puts it. Shkreli and his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, acquired the drug Daraprim—frequently used... More »

Usually Chatty Martin Shkreli Takes the 5th

Pharma bad boy's tight lips 'could hinder' Senate committee's investigation

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli "loves to talk," notes the New York Times , but the ex-Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO has taken the Fifth as a Senate committee looks into drug-pricing practices—and his refusal to hand over subpoenaed documents could impede the probe, NBC News reports. "Absent a valid justification... More »

How Martin Shkreli Is Staying Free

He used $45M E*Trade account to secure his bail

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli is wealthy enough to buy a $120 tea on a whim, but exactly how much money he has is a mystery. A recent court filing, however, shows the former drug CEO had at least $45 million in an E*Trade account as of Wednesday; Shkreli used it to secure... More »

What It's Like to Date Martin Shkreli

He takes you to a nice Japanese restaurant, buys $120 tea

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli may be the most hated man in America, but he's also "a pretty good time." So says Jacklyn Collier, who matched up with the now- former drug CEO on Tinder and went on a date with him in the fall, just after his company... More »

Company Shkreli Wanted to Turn Around Files for Chapter 11

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals is still appealing its Nasdaq delisting

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Martin Shkreli's company dumped him as CEO after he was arrested for securities fraud . But the damage to KaloBios Pharmaceuticals has been done, and Tuesday the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware, Reuters reports. The filing lists assets of more than $8 million... More »

Notorious Pharma CEO Is No Longer a Pharma CEO

Martin Shkreli lost his gig at KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, too

(Newser) - Notorious drug CEO/ record-album purchaser Martin Shkreli has lost one of those descriptors. He resigned as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals on Friday following his Thursday arrest for alleged securities fraud and conspiracy, and Monday brings the news that he's been terminated as CEO of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, reports CNBC . Reuters... More »

Hackers Take Over 'God' Shkreli's Twitter

He says his arrest was a 'real injustice'

(Newser) - America's most hated pharmaceutical exec had America's most hacked Twitter account on Sunday. "I am now a god," read one of the less vulgar posts from whomever took control of Martin Shkreli's account. Other posts promised to "donate hundreds of thousands to charities before... More »

Martin Shkreli Calls Fraud Charges 'Baseless'

He tweets he will 'prevail'

(Newser) - Pharmaceutical company executive and Internet villain Martin Shkreli says fraud allegations against him are "baseless and without merit." Shkreli tweeted Saturday: "I am confident I will prevail." The 32-year-old former hedge fund manager pleaded not guilty Thursday in Brooklyn federal court and was released on $5... More »

Pharma CEO Resigns

Martin Shkreli leaves Turing, though he remains CEO of another firm

(Newser) - Corporate-speak at its best: "We wish to thank Martin for helping us build Turing Pharmaceuticals into the dynamic research focused company it is today, and wish him the best in his future endeavors." So reads a statement from Turing Pharmaceuticals Friday. Martin, of course, is Martin Shkreli , whose... More »

FBI: Sorry, We Didn't Seize Shkreli's Prized Album

Music fan makes epic attempt to get it through FOIA request

(Newser) - Infamous pharma CEO Martin Shkreli is out on $5 million bail after being arrested Thursday on charges of securities fraud, reports the AP , but the 32-year-old is looking at 20 years if he's convicted. (Still, he's "glad to be home." ) Some related reading:
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The Oddest Martin Shkreli Story You'll Read Today

'I'm trying to dominate the rap industry'

(Newser) - Internet villain and recent arrestee Martin Shkreli apparently idolizes Bill Gates, plans to become a rap mogul, and threatens high-schoolers. The New York Times has the transcript of a bizarre conversation between the notorious pharmaceutical CEO and some teenage fans days before his arrest on fraud charges Thursday. The conversation... More »

FBI Busts Pharma Bad Boy on Fraud Charges

Martin Shkreli accused of using company stock to pay other debts

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli may have to dump some of his recent musical acquisitions to pay his own legal fees: The 32-year-old pharmaceutical pariah who unapologetically jacked the price of a life-saving drug was arrested by the FBI Thursday on charges of federal securities fraud, Reuters reports. Shkreli is accused of pilfering... More »

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