Martin Shkreli‘s shady past is finally catching up with him.
The 32-year-old douche bag was arrested by the FBI earlier this morning as part of a federal investigation related to his former hedge fund and Retrophin, a biopharmaceutical company he started in 2011.
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According to the New York Times, Shkreli was quietly taken out of his midtown Manhattan apartment in handcuffs earlier today. Federal prosecutors are expected to hold a news conference on the charges, which are believed to be securities fraud, later today. His former lawyer, Evan L. Greebel, was also arrested.
To make a long story short, Shkreli started Retrophin in 2011. At the same time, he was working for the hedge fund MSMB Capital Management. In 2014, he was ousted from the drug company after being accused of stealing money to pay off clients from the hedge fund.
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“Shkreli was the paradigm faithless servant,” Retrophin’s complaint against Shkreli reads. “Starting sometime in early 2012, and continuing until he left the company, Shkreli used his control over Retrophin to enrich himself and to pay off claims of MSMB investors (who he had defrauded).”
Shkreli has denied any wrongdoing in the matter. When asked about the lawsuit earlier this year, he said: “The $65 million Retrophin wants from me would not dent me. I feel great. I’m licking my chops over the suits I’m going to file against them.”
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h/t: New York Times
He’s really a horrible person. Jail is a good place for him. He should be jailed for price gouging with these meds.
Couldn’t happen to a nice guy.
That insolent smirk will get you everywhere – and eventually land you in jail. Serves you right, you little turd.
Best picture I’ve seen of him yet.
What a truly disgusting human being.
Securities fraud is serious. Hopefully, Shkreli will do prison time.
Good things do happen see!
PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
After all the fun experiences he’s about to have in prison lets hope he’ll be able to afford his own medication
Two stories this morning about spoiled rich douches. 1) Martin Shkreli has been arrested for security fraud; 2) Ethan Couch, the kid who killed 4 people and injured many more after driving drunk and high — but escaped jail because of “affluenza” — has disappeared, violating his parole.
Here is the “alluenza” story. A source captured video that allegedly showed Ethan Couch playing alcohol games at a party. While this video doesn’t show him drinking, the source claims to have more damning footage. After the vudeo surfaced, Couch and his mother failed to check in with his parole officer. Authorities think that the two left the country because additional footage will show him drinking, violating his probation, leading to jail. For those who don’t know, because his parents could afford it, his “rehab” was a spa where riding horses and similar activities were considered therapy. Apparently, the moronic judge felt that the solution to de-spoil Ethan was to spoil him some more at a posh spa.
Karma is a BITCH!!!
He was actually arrested for ripping off people in the past by manipulating prices to pay off his debts. So I guess he will just keeping buying more drugs and making all of us pay off his debts by price gouging us. POS
Has anyone even seen this person on TV? Is this story fabricated?
So they can arrest Shkreli in record time for basically being a total douche, yet after 7 years, only a trivial few have been charged with their illegal behavior that resulted in the financial collapse of 2008.
Oh, and now, the excuse has become, “the statute of limitations has run out” on these charges.
Sean S. Alford
I heard Bernie Madoff exclaimed “He’s gonna be my bitch some day!” Well, Merry Christmas, Mr. Madoff.
Your Best work yet Martin :))) Merry Christmas! Enjoy lock up!!!!!
Check out his pics on Gawker being arrested and led away in handcuffs by FBI Agents. His reaction…Priceless!!!!! Hahahaha
here, have some more bad karma..a heaping pile of it. pharma-bro not smirking anymore, i see. you deserve all of this as you brought it on yourself when you mess with folks who need medicine. total dbag
You act like that madoff dude was a likeable person when he was just as bad if not worse.
Here is Shkreli’s latest webstream, just hours before his arrest. We see him ignoring an apparent call from a Federal agent at 1:21:35. Yes, these videos are hours long; this stream is 3 hrs. We get to see Martin sing, play guitar, masturbate, play chess, muse about life, etc. He takes calls at the end.
Bye Bitch!!!! He is true scum. Greedy, pompous, entitled. The absolute worst of capitalism. Hope he gets the book thrown at him.
Let us all witness the power of money to buy your way out of justice. I’m sure he will be just fine.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer person! But if he has the money he says he has he won’t be in jail very long. In America the rich don’t go to prison, except for the glaring exception of Martha Stewart who must have pissed off some very powerful people or didn’t pay the right people.
He has numerous pending cases. I hope his life is hell and he is convicted and wiped out.
Best damn news I’ve enjoyed hearing about in a very long time! That pompous douchebag richly deserves all that will be coming his way. I hope he enjoys being someone’s bitch in the slammer.
It’s just wonderful, isn’t it? And just in time for ChristmaHannuKwanzaa!
DING, DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD!
Or something like that.
He´ll end up being someone´s bitch in jail…he´ll need the meds
@Bryguyf69: You get the best justice in this country that you can afford.
He looks like the Elf on the Shelf
Good start. Now they just need to behead him…on pay per view.
Lmao have fun with Bubba
Well, boo hoo, cry me a river. Where’s that smirk now
Quite certain he will be well received by the other inmates
He’s got pig-nose in this pic!
Keep his ass there, Bubba will love him
Best news all day … Next to my Adele tickets.
What must it be like to be hated so much by so many ? Why would anyone want to bring this upon themselves ? Does he like himself or is he this way because he wants to be hated ? Is he ever going to be happy ? I am filled with questions because I simply don’t understand.
Another Democratic supporter in trouble.
Gerald GeeLocke Panuthos
FRY HIS SKANKY ASS IN VEGETABLE OILâ?¼ï¸â?¼ï¸â?¼ï¸
Set his bale 500 0/0 like he raised that pill
@Alistair Wiseman: What an idiotic comment. Like all the GOP supporters eg Adelson and the Koch brothers are just fine cause they want to deny equal rights to gays? This guy is perhaps the most obnoxious as.hole in the US. But Gays who support the GOP are below contempt. NO REPUBLICANS should be a box to check on every gay dating site.
Jay A. Scaramazzo
Throw away the key
Hes probably gonna need those HIV drugs by the time he’s out of there.
Well deserved. Throw away the key. Don’t drop the soap!
Let boys in block C that a new bitch is coming to service them. Open for business 24/7.
KARMA AT IT’S BEST
So I am willing to bet douche bag really wishes he had spoken to the FBI special agent who called him the night before he did the perp walk. It might have saved him some embarrassment. You can see it on Youtube because this walking bag of ego records his unbearably long interactions on line doing whatever for literally hours. In the one from yesterday at about 1:21 or so he complain about someone who keeps calling hin and at about 1:22 he takes the call where before he disconnects the caller you hear the caller announce, “this is special agent….”
Licking his chops at the thought of all the lawsuits he’s going to file?
I think he’s going to be licking a lot more than that in prison……
I’m hoping, that as this is a fraud case, that the authorities have the good sense to freeze his assets, and any monies that he has made from the ill-gotten gains. – Justice can be hit & miss in America, especially when it comes to CEOs, but if this guy built an empire of a base of funds obtained from fraud, he should not be allowed to keep any of it.
All joking aside, if I was given the choice to pass a sentence on him, I would not send him to prison. I’d just seize all his assets instead & have him living out the rest of his days as one of the most hated men in the USA, and without piles of cash to hide behind.
In prison or out of it, either way, he’d better lube up good cos he is going to get fucked!!
And so the wheel turns. I hope you rot in hell, you smug fuck. With luck you will be used as a pin cushion. I hope they rip your smug ass apart
@trell: Amen to that. I hope they rip that smug ass apart. Fuck this news has just made my day, what a wonderful way to end the year off, thanks FBI XXXXXXXXXX
Pathetic excuse for a human being.
Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it? I hope his asshole gets stretched really wide in prison.
This little putz…what goes around, comes around and karma, she didn’t wait too long did she? One can only hope he get’s a cellmate five times his size of his smug little ass.
He’ll be tore up from the floor up. Bernie Madoff may show him the ropes.
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