Even more bad news for pharma-bro Martin Shkreli.
Yesterday, the unapologetic price-gouger was arrested by the FBI and charged with securities fraud. Today, his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, announced he has officially “resigned” as CEO.
Fired a week before Christmas. That’s gotta hurt.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the 32-year-old douche bag has been ousted from his own company.
Related: Pharma-Bro Martin Shkreli Was Just Arrested By The FBI
In 2014, Shkreli was fired from Retrophin, a drug company he started in 2011, after being accused of stealing money to pay off clients from a hedge fund he also ran. That’s part of why he was arrested yesterday. After he left Retrophin, the company filed a lawsuit against him accusing him of stealing money “to enrich himself and to pay off claims of MSMB investors (who he had defrauded).”
In regards to Turing, the company released a statement today saying Shkreli is being replaced by interim CEO Ron Tilles, who has served as chairman of Turing’s board of directors since late last year. Tilles will also continue serving as board chairman.
Related: Pharma-Bro Buys Rights To Another Lifesaving Drug, Plans To Raise Price From $100 To $80,000
As for Shkreli, he’s remained uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the whole matter, though he tweeted the following message to his alleged “supporters” yesterday evening after being released from jail:
Glad to be home. Thanks for the support.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) December 18, 2015
Gustavo Adolfo Rosales Román
Good luck trying to afford your own meds when you get fucked in prison only to find out your positive. And then your life says you need the med that you gouged that price on! God doesn’t like ugly. Karma is a bitch. Now wipe that ugly smile off your face and enjoy the rest of your life where you belong.
He has a dark passenger. How can he could turn things around when he’s so bogged down? He must despise himself. I wonder how you fix that. The boys from “This Old House” would red-tag him, and the town’s people would refuse to build anything on the lot. Futile grasping. For what? Money can’t buy integrity. Either you have it or you don’t. Barren land, he is.
How does somebody get fired from their job when they quit? This article makes no sense.
Marcus A. Moutra
He deserved it
KARMAbro! Good news and well deserved. lol
Thomas R. Dorsey-Payton
Yo. If this is real, this is amazing.
Matthew T Langan
Did that cunt really think there wouldn’t be a backlash ??
More karma and so well well deserved
He’ll make his cell-mate a lovely wife….and hopefully get ripped a new asshole while in prison.
@moldisdelicious: That is what they claim. Of course, he got booted.
He should serve a couple of decades behind bars. What a crook.
real sleezebag of a human
I can’t help but wonder what his cell mate is going to call him.
Frederick Charles Crisafulli
He is going to jail again, I hope!
oooh no! this going to ruin his holidays.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! The universe provided you with the perfect gift! Enjoy!
Quick question… Did he purchase the company using the funds he stole? I’m not sure, but maybe that should get a do over?
Edward C Pugia
His money won’t keep him out of jail.
Well at least he can’t hurt anyone with price gouging for a little while.
Jeffrey Bam Bam Brown
His board of Directors acted financially responsible
Steven Douglas Aron
Oh, THATS what made them oust him? Not the misery he and they were costing others? Nice.
I understand his lawyer has raised his fees 5000%
Karma is a bitch
Let’s hope he gets to spend a lot of time bent over grabbing his ankles.
Poor (spoiled) Baby.
While in prison, I am certain he will talk about the stock market’s “tops” and “bottoms.” But, I suspect that his cell mates will also educate him on “tops” and “bottoms.” Gee, I wish I could listen in and watch…………………….
As soon as the pharmaceutical companies turned on him, I knew his days were numbered – This is what happens when powerful crooks get angry with a smaller crook.
I LOVE IT!!
Thanks for the support? Who the hell would “support” this cretin?
@moldisdelicious: It’s called a “resignation”, but it’s really a quit or be fired situation. It’s a fairly standard way of getting rid of top management while allowing them to save a shred face. You have a lot to learn about the world big boy.
Welcome to PRISON MARTIN SHKRELI!!!
No delicious food, no internet, no privacy, none of his poorly played instruments, save the skin flute. He’ll likely try to wheel and deal, thinking he can carve out an existence for himself. He can’t help but open his mouth, revealing what an out of touch, elitist sociopath he is. This doesn’t bode well in a population that can pick up on this trait as instantly as sharks smell blood. The lad may opt out. Nothing to stream about. Dramatic, to say the least. Prison won’t fix this kind of sick. It cannot end well. He’s been shkrelied sideways. When your name becomes a verb, it’s time to pack up the toys.
Bwhaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa. Karma is a bitch!! Merry Christmas Mutha fucka!!!
Real karma would be his cellmate being someone who can no longer afford hiv meds due to the high cost.
hope he gets raped in jail
” Real karma would be his cellmate… ”
Interesting thing to say.
I don’t know why, but I really want to fuck him.
@Abaca: I’d propose violence only as a last resort except in this case… You meant to end that thought with the word “up”, right?
First Kathryn Knott, now this! It’s like Christmas has come early this year! :))))))
what goes around comes around!
He’s back home now and his net worth is $100 million. WTF is everyone so cheery about? Lol Justice to me would be to take all of the money back that he made from ripping off sick people and then put him under the jail. I dunno what everyone is so happy about. He lost his job. So what?? He has $100 million freaking dollars Lol
Martin Shkreli told Vanity Fair he fancies himself a modern day Rockefeller. He’s drunk on his own demi-celebrity. Hopefully, the feds place him in a cell where he gets to be Bubba’s bitch. That’s the only thing to teach him some humility.
This is a reason why I support certain nationalization of industries. If a man is posing a threat to citizens, he is a threat to this country. That is what Shkreli is. I think federal regulators should seize control of all his assets and his former company (regardless if he’s in charge or not). This is for public interest. FDR did the same thing.
paul dorian lord fredine
who says there’s no santa?
Have a little holiday in your heart
@Jeffrey Thomas: Good comeback!
Mr. Shkreli is just another Democrat and Bernie Sanders supporter who is out a job.
Not to worry, he joins the 94,446,000 of Americans that are out of the workforce under President Obama.
I’m sure President Obama will be working on this issue while on his 16 day, multi-million dollar taxpayer-funded vacation. While Obama will be enjoying his 249th round of golf (that’s over 11,000 hours) he’ll be talking about all of his “successes” these past 7 years.
However, Chris “Tingles” Matthews apparently didn’t get the memo by the DNC overlords and is complaining about Obama’s 16 days of golfing while not having an ISIS strategy. Come on, Tingles! Obama resolved that issue last month in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
(Tingles must have forgotten the DNC mantra that climate change is causing global Islamic extremist terrorism.)
Come on, everybody! Vote Hillary! We need four more years of this kind of moral clarity.
Alistain, you really do spin your shit. You’re just bitter because your party is a pack of loons that will never make president. Nasty attitude isn’t going to sway the gay, no matter how much you get paid by koch brothers to fan out over the net with your sunshine. Who says mormons don’t resort to sarcasm. You get one little nibble, that this turd-blossom capitalist donated money (to F’ up Hillary) and repeat it over and over and over as if this gives your feeble message some traction. What an ass.
Your party’s candidates can’t even get the facts correct on foreign affairs. Chris Christy is talking about reaching across the divide with a king that’s been dead for 16 years. Wow. These clowns want to run this country. Scary. Each of these ‘tards are scary!
@Alistair Wiseman: ALISTAIR! Get your facts straight…once again!! Your BFF George W. Bush was the MIA War President.
“On Thursday, Bush left for a weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine, and his family’s summer compound, Walker’s Point. On Monday, he heads to his Crawford retreat, where he has spent all or part of 418 days of his presidency, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS News White House correspondent and meticulous record-keeper.
“…The presidential vacation-time record holder is the late Ronald Reagan, who tallied 436 days in his two terms. At 418 days, and with 17 months to go in his presidency, Bush is going to beat that easily.”
Check it out! Ha, Ha!! Now tell me how, DURING WAR (THAT HE STARTED) he could take all this time off? Military didn’t have that luxury. Don’t tell me about how he was on “working vacations” either. Don’t buy it for a second. Bullshit for one is bullshit for all. Reagan and Bush. Birds of a republican feather!
Go hide back under that log cabin.
To the original point I was going to make before the “balloon head” posted his usual “stupidity”…The entire board of directors of that company bears responsibility for that mess as well as that buffoon Shkreli.
Congratulations on the Rachel Maddow clip. Considering her ratings, I didn’t realize that she was still on the air. I thought she had gone the way of other failed MSNBC hosts: Keith Olbermann, Alex Wagner, Ed “Special Ed” Schultz, Toure, (drastically reduced air time) Al “Freddie’s Fashion Mart, Tawana Brawley, ‘Diamond Merchants’, ‘Homos’, ‘Crackers’, Crown Heights, Tax Evasion, etc., etc.” Sharpton, Abby Huntsman, Krystal Ball, etc. Hey, but you’ve got (recently unsuspended for continuous lying) Brian Williams back on the air. Congratulations, Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow should be perfect together. They are both journalistic pillars of truth and honesty (at least by Democratic MSNBC standards anyhow).
I want to thank you. You are always stating that I am being paid for my posts. Apparently, unbeknownst to me, the Koch Brothers or the vast right wing conspiracy are paying for my posts. That is so sweet of you to keep repeating that my posts are worthy of payment.
As sweet as your kind words are to me, I (of course) have to make some corrections (as conservatives tend to have to do for people who don’t value truth).
? I am not a Mormon. I have never been a Mormon and I don’t plan on becoming one. If you think I am a Mormon, it is not an insult to me. Just another in a long line of your inaccuracies. For the record, I am a Protestant and always have been (even when I was a Democrat).
? I am not paid for my posts, but thank you for the compliment. I’m happy to hear they are worthy of payment. So sweet. 🙂
Sorry to be posting so late, but Mr. Koch approved the overtime as long as I was not late getting to tabernacle in the morning. 🙂
Gosh, you really caught me this time.
You know, nothing gets by you. I totally forgot that by the liberal way of thinking, visiting your parents home is considered taking a vacation. What was I thinking!?! And of course, liberals naturally think that going to your own home is a vacation. I’m so embarrassed I didn’t think of that.
I’m so glad you set me straight on how liberals view visiting their parents house and going to their own house is considered a vacation. Thanks buddy.
Her ratings are up 70% blowing Faux news out of the water. This is the first time you actually refuted the cult member thing. OK, I believe you. How can you think any of the GOP candidates meet up with your values system? They’re idiots. How could you want one of them running our country? They’re novices.
@Alistair Wiseman: Golly Gee Wally, You’re So Smart :-).
One problem with your point…George W. was not visiting Houston, Texas on all of those vacations listed in that article…Since YOU say he was visiting MOMMY and DADDY, he should have been home? Oh wait, I’m sure you’re going to say that all 418 days that mommy and daddy left their home in Houston and met him for a quaint family vacation getaway. How nice!
On another note, I suppose in the “reality” of the conservative republican mind, when you take time off of your PAID JOB and you go visit family (parents, brothers, sisters, whoever) it’s not really “vacation” because you don’t go to “Disneyworld” or golfing or any activities. You are still taking paid time off work and still golfing while visiting with family. Interesting how that silver spoon concept works? Since I never had a job like that (and didn’t come from money) I guess I will never know your concept Alistair. Do tell more. I would love to hear about your privileged life…
Concede Alistair. You brought up another argument about Presidents taking vacations and you find out your BFF George W. took an EXTROADINARY amount of VACATION time during the war that he created!
Hope he had the chance to unwind and get re-energized while the troops overseas picked the sand out of every crevice of their body and dealt with 120 degree+ heat every day, scorpions, fleas, tics, dysentery, oh and did I say enemy fire killing their friends and brothers (and them too)?
Hey Alistair, since you’re a Protestant…and a republican (thereby no objections), why didn’t you sign up to be in your Uncle George’s War? Didn’t believe in his BS that much I take it huh?
Go blow sunshine up someone else’s ass!
This Republican petty picking over Presidents taking vacation is annoying. I would worry about a leader who refused to have down-time. Humans don’t make good decisions when exhausted. Just because a President is taking well-earned down time, doesn’t mean they’re off the grid. Let’s let this petty vacation stuff go. It doesn’t make sense.
@Alistair Wiseman: Congratulations on being the biggest idiot on this site. For one, you support a political party that has ties to Sheldon Adelson. Adelson has been accused of being part of organized crime in his Chinese gambling rackets (I’ll post the article seperate of this post).
“Not to worry, he joins the 94,446,000 of Americans that are out of the workforce under President Obama.”
First off this number is a lie. Secondly, the US had to recover from the deep recession Bush left this country in. Third, the unemployment rate is sharply downwards. Finally, many people have actually reached retirement age. Many babyboomers are not returning to the workforce because many of them are well pass 60 now. This is how you fudge stats. Then you turn around and support a shitty political party that has put this nation close to depression.
By the way, OBama has taken less vacation time than the last three republican Presidents. Reagan had to often take vacation because he was suffering from dementia at the beginning of his second term.
The Koch brothers are angels compared to Adelson… Adelson is the quiet backer who is recently receiving more press recently. Adelson has ties to organized crime in China and is himself a gangster.
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/news/1.657831 – This is a right wing Israeli website, and they even posted about this matter.
This is some serious shit that keeps coming up… there is a major investigation into this man right now and several Judges have ordered investigations into his activities.
Congratulations little Alistair… all you can bring up is something stupid about golf… and I brought up the fact that your party is taking money from organized crime. This sounds like something out of the Al Capone era. Your party is basically taking blood money.
@1EqualityUSA: That’s where you are wrong… republicans can communicate secretly with the dead lol.
Of course I’m kidding lol.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34344595 – Adelson himself is not part of these mass arrests, but he has links to the Triads. Many of the Triads are involved in sex trafficking, prostitution, illegal gambling and drug dealing. He fell under investigation in China, but since he is a US Citizen he is under investigation in the US. I suspect the “RICO Act” may be used to prosecute him.
So essentially… the republican party is implicated in all of this.
What say you, Alistair?
@1EqualityUSA: I wouldn’t want someone tied to organized crime running this country. Many of these republicans are going down next year. I wouldn’t be surprised if some are arrested.
I think the FBI and Department of Justice has had an ongoing investigation for years against Adelson… Adelson is a cancer with tentacles deep in the republican party. It would not surprise me if the Obama adminstration announces an arrest next year closer to the election. That would be quite an October surprise if I’ve ever seen one.
That would bring the republican party to its knees. Adelson gave over $20 million to Mitt Romney in 2012 and millions more to Dubya.
I don’t want to be pessimistic but i think that Donald Duck…i mean Trump is gonna be the next Président of the US. Loll
@Stefano: I don’t think so. But then again he could be President in his own eyes. He would simply declare “Forget the real winner… my ego is too big and I am the real President!”.
But seriously, he’s pissed off too many people to become President. Attracting a couple of loud mouths isn’t going to win you an election.
Stefano, Pessimism aside, I can remember Queertiers worried and wrote comments that Romney was going to win. We have eleven months of wrangling still to go. Many opportunities for the Republicans to open their mouths and go down the shoot, Todd “Shutting this whole thing down” Akin style. They’re in over their heads in foreign affairs, women do not want the Supreme Court justices that Republicans will choose, and LGBT have a stake in the election’s outcome. Don’t worry. We’ve got a lot to offer the younger voters. That’s why cheating, gerrymandering, and voter suppression is so important to the Republicans. They realize that they cannot win on their message. Eleven months is an eternity to unscrupulous, tedious righters. Sit back and watch the show, as their true colors will show. The GOP brand is irreparably harmed by the out-of-touch, billionaire-backed tea party freaks and geeks running. It’s a good thing for us. Thanks koch brothers. (I truly wonder if they are progressives, out to harm the Tedious Right. It’s working like a charm.)
@1EqualityUSA: I have my feeling Sheldon is getting closer to getting busted by the feds… and that may happen shortly before November. I think that is what will do them in.
Plus, the republicans will have to make their mandatory comments on r*a*p*e. That’s a tradition.
Maybe Bernie Madoff, Sheldon Adelson, and the twerpy streamer guy with rat-eyes can all play cards together in the slammer. 3 card stud? Texass hold ’em? Low ball? Follow the Queen?
@1EqualityUSA: i just hope you are right because having Trump for President would be a disaster for the US economy…just like G.W.Bush was.
Stefano, Yes, and one dimensional bloviator has no business in the situation room. A little less ego and and little more world experience would be prudent. More Madeleine Albright and less reality TV is prudent. Middle of the road with banking industry, where nobody is completely happy. Sound, slow recovery continues. The economy is better than when Bush (W) left office. We would have made more progress had the do-nothing Republicans cooperated even just a little. They couldn’t handle the notion that a black man (mixed race) president could succeed, so they did everything in their power to undermine his efforts at every turn. The GOP puts their own interests ahead of the people they’ve been elected to serve. The game is up. Cheating cannot dig them out of this chaos they’ve created. Spin has spun. They’re damaged goods.
$100 Million net worth… doesn’t look like it (I call BS). Look at the way he dresses, he lives in a rented apartment where max rent is $8k, and the backgrounds in every picture looks like a frat crash pad. Add to that the greasy dirty looking hair, nothing about his says rich.
In a strange twist what if Miss Thing was accosted in prison and she seroconverted? She’s have to pay the price for the drug she set.
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