|“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli|
Total asshole “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was sentenced to 7 years in prison today for defrauding investors.
Shkreli reportedly sobbed as U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto announced the prison sentence saying he knew he’d made mistakes and apologized to his investors.
Prosecutors had called for a 15 years in prison while Shkreli’s lawyers argued for 18 months or less because his investors in two failed hedge funds got their money back, and their client shouldn’t be punished for being outspoken.
Judge Matsumoto assured the defense team did not take Shkreli’s outside actions into account in the sentencing.
The “Pharma Bro” became infamous for jacking up the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by 5,000% from $13 to $750 overnight. That was followed by trolling his many critics on Twitter with his snarky personality.
‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli was just sentenced to 7 years in prison for committing fraud pic.twitter.com/JdA1bGuqvf
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 9, 2018
Martin Shkreli once smirked at members of Congress when they pleaded for him to realize sick people were dying.
Today’s sentencing went differently, as Shkreli sobbed and begged the court for mercy. He deserved no mercy and that’s what he got.
Karma is a bitch.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 9, 2018
Martin Shkreli cried as he was sentenced to prison today.
I’ll give you a tissue, Martin.
Only $500 each.
— Chad R. MacDonald (@ChadMac19) March 9, 2018
The lesson of Shkreli is you can extort HIV patients all you want, but when you start messing with hedge fund investors, shit gets real.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) March 9, 2018