PHARMA BRO GETS BEAT DOWN AFTER ASSET FORFEITURE


-National News-


BROOKLYN – Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive more commonly known as “Pharma Bro,” was Ordered by a U.S. federal Judge today to forfeit $7.36 million in assets. Shkreli became known as the most hated man in America when he raised the price of anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, commonly used by people with HIV / AIDS, by over 5,000 percent in 2015 while he was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.PharmaBroIn August 2017, a jury found him guilty on unrelated securities fraud charges and conspiring to manipulate the stock price of another drug company he founded. “I’ll play basketball and tennis and Xbox and be out on these streets in four months,” he told the New York Daily News just minutes after his conviction. But in September of last year, his bail was revoked after he offered a $5,000 bounty for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair on a Facebook post. He is now known as Inmate No. 87850-053 at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he is housed with 1,800 men and women, including terrorism and mob suspects. He is in general population, according to prison officials.

Early on Monday when news broke about the forfeiture of his assets, including a Picasso painting and a one-of-a-kind album by the Wu-Tang Clan, Shkreli was physically assaulted while in line for lunch. A source inside the MDC told Hashtag Fake News, “a little punk like Pharma Bro had no chance here. None. So after he was tossed around like the little bitch he is, he bought protection.” The source explained that another inmate was protecting Shkreli in exchange for that valuable Wu-Tang Clan album. Once it was known that it would be seized by the feds as part of the asset forfeiture, the deal was off.PicsArt_03-05-08.27.57Shkreli was treated at the MDC infirmary and is expected to recover from his injuries. He is scheduled for sentencing on Friday for securities fraud and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. A lawyer for Shkreli could not immediately be reached for comment on his client’s condition.

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