‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years for defrauding investors – NBC News

A Brooklyn federal judge dismissed the tearful plea for mercy from “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli and sentenced him Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors.

Shkreli, a snarky social media maven who infamously tried to squeeze AIDS patients by jacking up the price of a life-saving drug, wept as he apologized to the investors.

“This is my fault,” he said. “I am not the victim here… Please give me a chance to show what I’m capable of.”

But Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, who had the court officer pass Shkreli a box of tissues at one point, was unmoved by his pleading, although the sentence she handed out was far less than the 15 years prosecutors had been seeking.

via ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years for defrauding investors – NBC News

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