Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, August 4, 2017

PharmaBro is GUILTY!

Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted Friday on federal charges that he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds.

A Brooklyn jury deliberated five days before finding Shkreli guilty on three of eight counts. He had been charged with securities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
I gather that the "He Only Stole From the Rich" defense didn't work for him. I wonder if the judge will increase his bond (or revoke it outright), as he's a hell of a flight risk.

I doubt he'll do a full 20 years, but a girl can dream.

And so much for him snarking that the prosecution lawyers were "junior varsity". They kicked his motherfucking ass.


CenterPuke88 said...

Did you notice that, yesterday I believe, ANOTHER Martin Shkreli faced the same judge, in the same courtroom, on some similar charges?

The New York Crank said...

I'm going to go way out on a limb here and predict that Shkreli gets sentenced to between two and five years, stays out of prison for three years while his case is being appealed, and then ends up doing 18 months.

Unless, of course, some Trump-appointed appeals judge or judges decide that a short sentence is far too cruel for a young man who showed enterprise, ingenuity and a talent for making money in a free enterprise system, while ripping off nobody except people in a totally different case who deserved to die if they weren't enterprising enough to afford their medicine. These same Shkreli-ist traits might one day endanger some subtler right wing "businessmen," who contributes generously to the Republican party. Therefore, Shkreli gets let go on probation, with an apology from the appeals court for the rude interruptions to his life.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank

dinthebeast said...

I found this in the comment section of a Crooks and Liars post:


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