Shkreli, known for his arrogant persona, broke down into tears and told the courtroom not to feel sorry for him.
The trial had its weird turns - Shkreli once ambled into a press room to trash the case, and a gay investor testified that perhaps Shkreli talked of male trysts so he could ingratiate himself with the well-heeled man. Its essence is instead about "repeated breaches of trust" and "repeated lies to his investors".
Martin Shkreli, a former pharmaceutical executive who hiked the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent - and was later convicted on three counts related to securities fraud - was ordered Friday to serve seven years in prison.
The defence submitted that Martin Shkreli is merely a "misunderstood eccentric" who used unconventional means to build wealth for his investors, while prosecutors characterised him as a "master manipulator" and conman, calling for a sentence of 15 years.
She encouraged Shkreli to continue teaching inmates when he goes to prison.
Shkreli later changed his tune, saying to the judge in a letter that the months he spent at a Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn had made him realize the error of his ways. "I didn't agree with the eBay thing, but when I read his paragraph on why he did it, I kind of respected and understood what he said".
In September 2017, Matsumoto revoked Shkreli's $5 million bail for posting online that he would "pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton".
"Martin is fine", he added, in reference to his client. "It could've been a lot worse".
Shkreli was at the head of the company Turing Pharmaceutical in 2015, when the firm bought the rights to the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim. Some people, including some AIDS patients, cancer patients and in utero fetuses, are at risk of dying due to toxoplasmosis infection.
Shkreli was convicted in August for crimes committed between 2009 and 2011, when he covered up heavy losses at his two hedge funds and then plundered cash from a biotech group to mask the problems.
At the sentencing hearing, prosecutor Jacqueline Kasulis slammed Shkreli as an unrepentant fraudster who cares only about himself and his supersized ego. "He can't just be an average person who fails, like the rest of us.He needs to be mythical; he needs to be larger than life".
The verdict left Brafman suggesting that Shkreli might even avoid jail time.
Brafman, in urging the judge for leniency, also admitted that Shkreli could be infuriating. In addition to time behind bars, Shkreli was ordered to forfeit almost $7.4 million to the federal government, as well as personal assets, including a Picasso painting and his one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, which he purchased for $2 million at a 2015 auction.
"I am not the same person I was during the MSMB era", he said referring to his now dissolved hedge funds.
Acquiring Landry has likely changed those plans and the Browns can address a multitude of other needs. But letting Landry leave in the prime of his career could be one of the franchise's biggest blunders.
Both teams continued their late-season collapses by losing early in their respective conference tournaments. Location is next, and since the Wildcats are a tenth seed in this situation, that location is mostly luck.
Manafort, once again, have nothing to do with Russian Federation and 2016 election interference/collusion", the statement said. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort just pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, tax and fraud charges.
The Health Ministry in Gaza also reported three wounded in clashes by the border with Israel , one severely and two moderately. When the security coordinator arrived at the scene, his vehicle was pelted with stones, the spokesman said.
But as a citizen of Russia and the head of Russian state I would ask: "What is such a world for, if there were no Russia?" The former KGB agent promised he hadn't tried to "turn" Melania Trump, "no, I stopped doing that a long time ago".
While the rest of the country prepares for Daylight Saving Time on March 11th, Florida is willing to stay there all year round. Lawmakers in Florida are exhausted of the whole "fall back" and "spring forward" rigamarole.
A Stanford University study showed that fatal accidents increased on the Monday following the switch to daylight saving time . But, for many people, the extra hour of daylight that will come Sunday with Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be energizing.
Walmart's grocery business faced stepped-up competition when Amazon acquired Whole Foods a year ago for almost $14 billion. Although several other retailers have tried the meal kit option, a lot of them haven't succeeded in this business venture.
Could your name join Nasa's mission to touch the sun?
Bottom line: NASA's Parker Solar Probe - launching summer 2018 - will travel closer to the sun than any spacecraft yet. The rocket speed is so quick, at its nearest approach it will go at roughly 430,000 miles per hour .
Brahminical Forces Dread Periyar and Lenin
He said the statue was set up a year ago in Belonia, South Tripura's district headquarters, around 90km from Agartala. Why? Why BJP hates Lenin so much? He has even spoken to Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding such deplorable acts.