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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:21 PM

Notorious 'Pharma Bro' is facing another investigation while behind bars -- this time from the Bureau

Source: AlterNet/Wall Street Journal

Notorious ‘Pharma Bro’ is facing another investigation while behind bars — this time from the Bureau of Prisons
written by Alex Henderson March 8, 2019

Martin Shkreli, the disgraced pharmaceutical executive who has been serving a seven-year prison sentence on fraud and conspiracy charges, is facing an investigation from the Bureau of Prisons after the Wall Street Journal reported that he had been using a cell phone to conduct business behind bars.

In the United States’ federal prison system, inmates are forbidden to have cell phones—even in a minimum security facility like the one Shkreli was sent to—and Shkreli could face either a fine or an additional year of prison time if convicted.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that despite Shkreli’s incarceration, he “remains the shadow power” at his pharmaceutical company, Phoenixus AG.

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Several years ago, Shkreli was given the derogatory nickname “Pharma Bro” in media coverage of his activities. In 2015, Shkreli was inundated with negative publicity after raising the price of Daraprim (a drug used by some AIDS patients) from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill.

Read more: https://www.alternet.org/2019/03/notorious-pharma-bro-is-facing-another-investigation-while-behind-bars-this-time-from-the-bureau-of-prisons/?utm_source=push_notifications

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:25 PM

1. What? Is Shkreli auditioning for tRump's cabinet? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:41 PM

2. Give him another seven years. He MIGHT get it by then?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:50 PM

3. unfortunately, in this case....

it would be illegal to start a gofundme page paid to the first inmate to wipe that smile off his face. Pity that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:59 PM

4. Psychopaths like him should stay behind bars.

They never change. They can't change.

Just noting.. I didn't say psychopaths should stay behind bars, I said psychopaths like him. He's special.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 09:28 PM

5. This smug, smirking little sh*t is in PRISON

Are his movements NOT being monitored ?

Who is in charge at this facility ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 01:47 AM

9. Such a punchable face, yes?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 11:32 PM

6. Time for him to graduate into medium security. n/t

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 04:04 PM

12. Yes- transfer him far from his support system in the current institution, to a higher-security joint

Start by throwing him in the hole.

Put him on "the chain" and shuttle him from location to location 'till he's completely fried and bamboozled.

Find out who the prison staff member is who supplied this phone, fire and charge them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 11:47 PM

7. My suggestion is that he be moved from minimum security

To some place more secure and where he will have more trouble doing these things

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Response to rpannier (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 07:18 AM

11. I believe that would be an ideal

Outcome in this situation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 12:37 AM

8. It really shouln't be that hard for the prison to borrow a stingray from the FBI

and just track down every contraband cellphone.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:26 AM

10. "Shkreli has not wasted much time since being imprisoned"...

From the WaPo article:

According to the Journal, Shkreli has not wasted much time since being imprisoned. He has made friends (“Krispy” and “D-Block”), cares for prison cats and continues to wield significant power over Phoenixus, a privately held Swiss pharmaceutical company.


Perhaps Roger Stone could be sent to the same prison as him. They could become roomies.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:55 PM

13. Good. This man cost people millions of dollars. Put him away for as long as possible.

And yes, i was one of them. Although i do bare some of the blame, he was the catalyst.

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