gizmodo.com - 9 days ago
Martin Shkreli Says He'll Still Make Money From Jail, Will Read Philosophy
Martin Shkreli speaks to the press on August 4th after being found guilty on three counts involving securities fraud (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Talking to Martin Shkreli is neither easy nor enjoyable.
The “pharma bro,” who once jacked up the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750 a pill, likes to needle reporters. But I managed to get a few questions answered over email during the past week. And now that Shkreli has been sent to jail, it feels like a good time to share what I learned. I reached out to Martin Shkreli when he first published his now infamous Facebook post asking for some of Hillary Clinton’s hair. It was this post, which he later labeled a “prank,” that got his bail revoked by the judge. And it’s the reason he’ll sit in jail until his sentencing in January of 2018 after being convicted of securities fraud. I asked Shkreli what he wanted to do with the hair and whether he considered this to be assault.
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