Two Martin Shkrelis meet same judge in same Brooklyn courthouse

06 August, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • Martin Shkreli and attorney Benjamin Brafman arrive at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

When the verdict came in Friday afternoon, an outpouring of commentary ensued. The public was not mollified by this excuse, however, and Shkreli was derisively labeled a "pharma bro".

Shkreli's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, described him as someone who "travels to the beat of a very unique drummer".

"Artist "@jamesharveytm" tweeted a collection of courtroom drawings and the observation that "they had search high and low to find a jury who don't hate Martin Shkreli.

The decision rendered Friday ends five days of jury deliberations after a five-week trial in federal court in Brooklyn.

After his indictment, Shkreli used Twitter and Periscope to livestream himself playing video games in his pajamas and chronicle trips around NY to about 200,000 followers.

The defense attorney tried to soften these claims by saying Shkreli ultimately made his wealthy investors even more wealthy, and that he would continue to do so if he is spared jail time. "This was a witch hunt of epic proportions", he said, despite being found guilty of fraud on three counts. That's what I'm afraid of: "not the facts, not the law, not the testimony, but that Martin Shkreli be swept out in the current that surrounds Martin Shkreli everywhere he goes".




Martin Shkreli, also known as "Pharma Bro", was dealt some justice after all of the legal loopholes he has used to increase the price of a life-saving HIV drug.

Ms Duca complained to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey after discovering that Shkreli had downloaded dozens of photos of her and made them into a collage, also photoshopping himself over a picture of her husband and setting it as his profile picture.

"I think drug companies are doing God's work". Shkreli was convicted on three of eight charges: two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. No date for sentencing had been set as of Saturday. He faces as much as 20 years in prison, although he's likely to serve much less.

In postverdict comments outside the courthouse, Shkreli, wearing a black polo shirt next to his suited attorneys, said he was "delighted, in many ways", with the verdict.

Shkreli faces eight counts of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Like the arrogant ass that he is, Shkreli refused to answer questions before a Congressional committee past year, before which he was called upon to justify his larcenous price hike, invoking his "Fifth Amendment Rights" and responding with insults.

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