Martin Shkreli, the price-gouging pharmaceutical company executive, was arrested early Thursday morning on securities fraud charges.
The 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG became known as the most hated man on the Internet after buying the rights to a life-saving medication and jacking up the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill.
Federal investigators charged Shkreli with illegally taking stock from Retrophin Inc., another biotech firm he founded in 2011, to pay off debts from unrelated business dealings, reported Bloomberg.
He was “unceremoniously dumped” from that company in September 2014 and sued by its board.
The lawsuit alleges that Shkreli used a series of “extra-legal maneuvers” to essentially turn Retrophin into his personal bank — and now the company seeks every bit of money he made off the company.
I know we're not supposed to hope for prison rape, but can't I make an exception just this one time?
I mean this guy is the scum of the earth. In fact I take that back, because it's really an insult to your usual everyday scum.
By the way just in case you think I am exaggerating, recently Shkreli purchased the ONLY copy made of the Wu-Tang Clan's album "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin."
He then said he had no intention of ever even listening to the album, which REALLY pissed off fans of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip hop music.
When asked in an interview about it, Shkreli said this:
In the HipHopDX interview, Shkreli discusses the recent comments from Wu-Tang Clan members who say they wish they could take their album back. “If I hand you $2 million, f—ing show me some respect,” he said. “At least have the decency to say nothing or ‘no comment.’”
If anyone wants to hear his Wu-Tang Clan album, of which there is only one copy, he has a price for that, too. “I’m not going to play it for no reason,” he said. “If Taylor Swift wants to come over and s— my d— I’ll play it for her.”
Like I said......scum. Only much, much worse.
Seriously the only thing I can't understand is, with that shitty of a personality how is he not running for the GOP nomination?