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Sun May 17, 2020, 01:58 PM

Martin Shkreli's Bid for Early Release From Prison Is Rejected

(Bloomberg) -- Martin Shkreli’s request to get an early release from prison was rejected by a judge, who wasn’t convinced by the 37-year-old’s argument that he could use his pharmaceutical expertise to help cure coronavirus.

“The court does not find that releasing Mr. Shkreli will protect the public, even though Mr. Shkreli seeks to leverage his experience with pharmaceuticals to help develop a cure for Covid-19 that he would purportedly provide at no cost,” District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto wrote in an order issued Saturday. “In any event, Mr. Shkreli’s self-described altruistic intentions do not provide a legal basis to grant his motion.”

The judge also rejected the idea that Shkreli, who is scheduled to be released in October 2023, was susceptible to the virus because he suffers from asthma and allergies. The “Pharma Bro” was sentenced in March 2018 to seven years after being convicted of securities fraud for lying to investors in his hedge funds and manipulating shares in Retrophin Inc., a biotech company he founded.

Some federal prisoners have gotten permission to serve out sentences in home confinement because of the pandemic. Last week, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, 71, was released from a low-security prison in Pennsylvania and allowed to go to his home in northern Virginia to serve the remainder of his 7 1/2–year sentence. Since late March, 2,785 of about 168,000 federal inmates have been released to home confinement, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/martin-shkreli-s-bid-for-early-release-from-prison-is-rejected/ar-BB14bCE3

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 OP
ProfessorGAC May 2020 #1
HotTeaBag May 2020 #2
3Hotdogs May 2020 #4
Leith May 2020 #3
customerserviceguy May 2020 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:01 PM

1. His Expertise In Pharmaceuticals?

All he did was buy a small company & jack up prices or cut production on those he couldn't.
His expertise is in being a pirate. He'd be useless in helping with COVID.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:03 PM

2. Good.

 

He should have contributed more money to Trumps re-election committee or at the very least given a cut to the Trump family from his company prior to being imprisoned - seems to work every time.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:35 PM

4. Yeah, what a dumb-ass. If he'a contributed to Trump,

He'da had the U.S. franchise for masks.

Instead, looks like Jared got it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:06 PM

3. Yeah, you can get out of prison when

We want to spend $8,000 for a vaccine.

FOAD. And wipe that smug grin off your face.

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Response to Leith (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:49 PM

5. I'd love to hear a story

about him getting the shit beat out of him in prison.

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