Martin Shkreli

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Wu-Tang Has Message for Shkreli, Via a Song

'Lesson Learn'd' will be on group's new album coming out Oct. 13

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli may have once boasted the "rarest album ever created," but not everyone's impressed—most notably, the guys behind that coveted list of tracks. And to show their distaste for "Pharma Bro," Wu-Tang Clan has dedicated a brand-new track on its new Wu-Tang: The ... More »

Pharma Bro Shkreli Jailed Over Clinton Hair Bounty

Judge revokes former pharmaceutical CEO's bail

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli jacked up the price of a life-saving drug, bought the only copy of a new Wu-Tang Clan album, and committed securities fraud. But it was offering $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair that finally proved a bridge too far. Bloomberg reports a judge revoked... More »

DOJ: Revoke Shkreli Bail Over Hillary Remarks

He's a 'danger to the community,' motion filed Thursday states

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli's lawyer may think his client is "brilliant beyond words," but the convicted pharmaceutical exec's latest move on social media wasn't exactly a genius one. Per LawNews , the Justice Department filed a motion Thursday to revoke Shkreli's $5 million bail after a now-deleted... More »

Shkreli Selling 'Rarest Album Ever Created'

Proceeds of sale of Wu-Tang Clan album to go to 'medical research'

(Newser) - The " rarest album ever created " is again up for grabs. Martin Shkreli, who bought the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for a reported $2 million in a 2015 deal that required he keep it from the public for 88 years, has... More »

Trumpian Words From Shkreli as Jury Starts Deliberating

'Drain the swamp. Drain the sewer that is the DOJ. MAGA,' he wrote on Facebook

(Newser) - He's been painted as both "brilliant beyond words" and a conman during his securities fraud trial—and on Monday, the jury considering Martin Shkreli's case will start deliberations on whether "inmate" will be added to that list of descriptors, reports the Guardian . Closing arguments took place... More »

At Own Trial, 'Biggest Mouth' in Pharma Finally Closes

Martin Shkreli says he decided against 'risky' move, won't testify

(Newser) - Earlier this month, prosecutors wanted Martin Shkreli to stop the "campaign of disruption" they say he'd been leading during his securities fraud trial, and they were able to get a judge to order him to stop blabbing about his case publicly. Now it looks like those sealed lips... More »

Prosecutors Want Martin Shkreli to Shut Up

They accuse him of trying to disrupt trial

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli is "making a spectacle of himself" and his securities fraud trial and he needs to be told to be quiet, prosecutors say. Prosecutors have asked a judge for a gag order banning the "Pharma Bro" from talking about the case publicly and discussing it on social... More »

Lady Gaga Cited Not Once, but Twice in Shkreli Trial Opening

Shkreli was simply 'born this way,' defense attorney argues about eccentric client

(Newser) - Is Martin Shkreli "strange" and "weird," with a "dysfunctional personality"? Yes on all counts, per Benjamin Brafman, the ex-pharma CEO's lawyer, who offered what the New York Times calls a "captivating" opening statement at Shkreli's securities fraud trial Wednesday in New York... More »

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Is Going on Trial

His lawyers claim he's penniless

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli's federal trial on securities fraud charges begins this week—and since the former pharmaceutical boss has been dubbed "the most hated man in America," there won't be any shortage of cheerleaders for the prosecution. Shkreli, 34, is accused of illegally taking stock from Retrophin,... More »

Shkreli, Wu-Tang, the American Dream—All in One Musical

'PharmaBro: An American Douchical' runs through June 18 in NYC

(Newser) - If they can stage off-Broadway musicals for Octomom and Jerry Springer , surely there's room under the spotlight for "Pharma Bro." In what Quartz calls "satire at its strangest," a Manhattan theater is staging PharmaBro: An American Douchical through June 18, poking fun at Martin "... More »

Judge Allows Shkreli to Speak at Harvard

Protesters plan to rally against 'pharma bro'

(Newser) - Student protesters at Harvard have been clearing their Wednesday schedules in preparation for the arrival of "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli. After the Harvard Financial Analysts Club invited the former CEO to speak, a judge granted Shkreli permission to travel to Massachusetts, which he needs because he is out on... More »

'Creepy' Photo Collage Gets Martin Shkreli Suspended From Twitter

He allegedly harassed 'Teen Vogue' writer Lauren Duca

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli's latest exploits involve a bizarre photo collage that got him suspended on Sunday, at least temporarily, from Twitter. Shkreli had inserted himself into last month's drama between Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca, which ended with Carlson telling Duca to "... More »

Martin Shkreli Now Praising Kids Who Made Cheap Drug

He makes congratulatory video after belittling their work on Twitter

(Newser) - A bunch of Aussie schoolkids produced a $2-a-pill version of a super-expensive anti-parasitic drug ($750 per dose), and the man behind the latter drug's huge price hike is now praising their efforts, Reuters reports. In a YouTube video directed toward students at Sydney Grammar School, ex-Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin... More »

Take That, Martin Shkreli: Schoolkids Cook Up $2 Dose

High school students show cheap version of pricey drug is easy to make

(Newser) - Remember Martin Shkreli, the hedge fund manager who last year founded Turing Pharmaceuticals, acquired an essential anti-parasitic drug, and quickly jacked up its price 55-fold, from $13.50 to $750 a pill? Well, he's just been shown up by a group of high school chemistry students in Australia who'... More »

Trump Won, So Martin Shkreli Is Sharing His Wu-Tang Album

He bought the only copy of 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' last year

(Newser) - Well, it seems Donald Trump isn't going anywhere. Also not going anywhere: Martin Shkreli , who took the opportunity of Trump's victory to release some unheard Wu-Tang tracks. As part of his national troll tour, Complex reports the infamous pharma bro bought the only existing copy of Wu-Tang Clan'... More »

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 »

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