Is there a more punch-worthy douche?


AMKiller
#31
Shkreli is a horrible human being who deserves jail time. He epitomizes white privelege.
 
Durry
+1
#32
The dude has very twisted morals and displaced values, but to imply he is the way he is because he is White is just plain dumb.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by Durry View Post

The dude has very twisted morals and displaced values, but to imply he is the way he is because he is White is just plain dumb.

Nah, forget it. You're too dumb to understand the comeback.
 
Durry
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Nah, forget it. You're too dumb to understand the comeback.

Whatever floats your boat errr canoe dude!!
 
AMKiller
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by Durry View Post

The dude has very twisted morals and displaced values, but to imply he is the way he is because he is White is just plain dumb.

Maybe not but the little stinker does have privelege, whether it's because he's white is debatable.

Yesterday, you implied "browns" are the way they are because they're brown.
 
spaminator
#36
No Xbox for 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli as he's locked up with terror, mob suspects
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 03:58 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017 05:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK — Inmate No. 87850-053 has no internet.
That could be the least of the inconveniences ahead for “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, whose online rantings about Hillary Clinton prompted a judge this week to revoke his bail and put him in the Metropolitan Detention Center, a fortress-like federal jail that also houses terrorism and mob suspects.
MDC, as the Brooklyn lockup for 1,800 men and women is known, has over the years drawn complaints ranging from sexual assaults to the lack of fresh air, sunlight and recreation.
Federal prison officials wouldn’t discuss Shkreli’s conditions, though his lawyer says his client is in with the general population. All defence attorney Ben Brafman would say of Shkreli’s two nights locked up so far is that he “is doing reasonably well under very difficult circumstances.”
Shkreli, a boyish pharma executive best known for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug, had been allowed to remain free on US$5 million bail following his conviction last month in an unrelated securities fraud scheme involving two hedge funds he ran.
But Shkreli’s creepy Facebook posting offering a $5,000 bounty for a strand of Clinton’s hair was the last straw for U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, who agreed with prosecutors that he should be put behind bars until his sentencing for securities fraud early next year.
He is facing up to 20 years in prison on the most serious charges. But he had brashly predicted in live-streamed rants that he would never see the inside of a prison because of sentencing guidelines — and that even if he did get prison time, it would be just a few months at a minimum-security “Club Fed.”
“I’ll play basketball and tennis and Xbox and be out on these streets in four months,” he boasted to the New York Daily News just minutes after his conviction.
That’s hardly what Shkreli will be experiencing at MDC, where he will remain for at least four months until his Jan. 16 sentencing.
The 34-year-old Shkreli is under the same roof as defendants accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group or commit attacks on its behalf. Others include organized crime family captain Vincent Asaro and Edgar Veytia, a former Mexican state attorney general charged with drug smuggling.
While far less notorious than city-run Rikers Island, the Brooklyn facility has a checkered history. After the Sept. 11 attacks, dozens of mostly Arab or Muslim men “of high interest” were detained at MDC, where many claimed guards regularly slammed them against walls until officials began videotaping them as a safeguard.
More recently, prosecutors have alleged that MDC was the scene of sexual assaults by guards on female inmates. A federal magistrate last year expressed reluctance to remand a woman there, citing a report saying there was an “absence of fresh, clean air, the complete absence of sunlight, and the absence of ANY outdoor time and activities.”
In a court filing, lawyers for Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, the convicted ex-CEO of Converse Technology, complained about a lack of recreation time, saying he “spends large parts of his day walking in circles in his unit when he is permitted to do so.”
When the technology website Gizmodo recently pressed Shkreli on a then-hypothetical question of what he would read if locked up, he played along.
“I don’t read much fiction,” he said, “but I would probably bone up on philosophy.”
No Xbox for 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli as he's locked up with terror, mob suspe
 
AMKiller
+1
#37
Ted Cruz is equally punchworthy.
 
spaminator
+1
#38
‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison | Toronto Sun
 
Jinentonix
+2
#39  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Obama? Give everyone a break. Big Pharma has been overcharging for its products for decades.

Instead of being a whiny bitch when confronted with facts, try doing some of your own investigating. Yes, Big Pharma has been overcharging for decades but Obama gave Big Pharma free-reign in pricing. Why do you think there were sudden drastic increases in the price of prescription drugs in the US after the ACA went through.

Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison | Toronto Sun

But is it really fraud when your investors are paid back and then some? I mean voluntarily, not under a court order.
 
bill barilko
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

But is it really fraud when your investors are paid back and then some? I mean voluntarily, not under a court order.

You haven't been following the case-the money that paid them back came from ongoing fraudulent actions perpetrated by the convicted.
 
spaminator
#41
‘Pharma Bro’ moved to low-security prison to serve 7-year sentence | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#42
’Pharma Bro’ in the hole for alleged phone use while in prison
Associated Press
Published:
April 2, 2019
Updated:
April 2, 2019 6:53 PM EDT
In this Dec. 17, 2015, file photo, Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is escorted by law enforcement agents in New York, after being taken into custody following a securities probe. Pharmaceutical honcho Shkreli has been banished to solitary confinement amid allegations he was running his drug company from federal prison using a contraband smartphone, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.Craig Ruttle / AP
NEW YORK — Pharmaceutical honcho Martin Shkreli has been banished to solitary confinement amid allegations he was running his drug company from federal prison using a contraband smartphone, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Shkreli was moved to solitary confinement at the Fort Dix, New Jersey, facility on March 7 and is likely to remain there while his alleged conduct is being investigated, the person said. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons told the AP on March 8 that it was investigating whether Shkreli, known as the “Pharma Bro,” violated prison rules forbidding inmates from conducting business and possessing cellphones.
That inquiry hasn’t resulted in any charges within the agency’s inmate discipline program, the person said, indicating that the matter may have been referred to federal prosecutors for potential criminal prosecution.
Shkreli’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, declined to comment.
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The Bureau of Prisons said it does not release information on an individual inmate’s conditions of confinement.
“The matter you reference is under investigation,” the agency said in a statement. “When there are allegations of misconduct, they are thoroughly investigated and appropriate action is taken if allegations are sustained.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, which prosecuted Shkreli’s securities fraud case, declined to comment. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey also declined to comment.
Shkreli’s move to solitary confinement was first reported by Forbes .
Shkreli, 36, is serving a seven-year sentence at a low-security prison complex about 40 miles (65 kilometres) from Philadelphia. He was convicted in August 2017 of lying to investors in two failed hedge funds and cheating them out of millions.
The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Shkreli has used a cellphone to call the shots at his drug company, Phoenixus AG, posting regularly to social media and even firing the company’s chief executive.
The punishment for inmates caught with cellphones depends on how the case is handled.
If it’s prosecuted in court, a conviction could tack on up to an extra year of prison time. Within the inmate discipline program, having a cellphone is considered a “greatest severity level” offence and carries sanctions ranging from loss to privileges to up to a year in solitary confinement.
In Shkreli’s case, he could face more punishment if he’s also found to have conducted business while locked up.
Other than the alleged cellphone flap, Shkreli has been pretty well behaved. His only other violations were for refusing an order and being absent from an assignment in May 2018, inmate disciplinary records show.
Shkreli’s securities fraud case stemmed from his role managing MSMB Capital Management and MSMB Healthcare between 2009 and 2014. It was unrelated to the 2015 furor he caused when he raised the price by more than 5,000% of a drug used to treat an infection that occurs in some AIDS, malaria and cancer patients.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/pha...hile-in-prison
 
spaminator
#43
’Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sues over ouster from company
Associated Press
Published:
May 31, 2019
Updated:
May 31, 2019 5:59 PM EDT
In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli arrives at federal court in New York, for the fifth day of deliberations at his securities fraud trial. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
NEW YORK — Imprisoned pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli sued three executives at a company he started Friday, saying they illegally ousted him and defrauded the company of millions of dollars.
The lawsuit was filed Friday in Manhattan federal court. It seeks unspecified damages.
Shkreli, 36, was dubbed the Pharma Bro and is perhaps best known for boosting the price of a life-saving drug by more than 5,000% and trolling his critics on social media while he worked at Retrophin.
He was convicted in August 2017 of fraud related to his handling of hedge fund investments and Retrophin stock but brashly predicted he’d never go to prison. Shkreli is serving a seven-year prison sentence.
Recently, he’s spent time in solitary confinement while the U.S. Bureau of Prisons investigated whether he violated rules forbidding inmates from conducting business and possessing cellphones.
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In his lawsuit, Shkreli alleged that he was “unceremoniously and illegally ousted” from the company he started by executives who were “driven by their egos, jealousy and greed.”
The lawsuit said Shkreli was fraudulently induced to negotiate the terms of departure from the company before he was tricked into signing a fraudulent document, resigning voluntarily from the company and giving up his rights as the chief executive and founder.
He alleged through the lawsuit that those who ousted him paid themselves over $35 million.
The company declined through a spokesman to comment.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/pha...r-from-company
 
spaminator
+1
#44
New York, FTC sue 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli, others over Daraprim price hikes
Reuters
Published:
January 27, 2020
Updated:
January 27, 2020 4:53 PM EST
Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court after being convicted of securities fraud in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., August 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo/File Photo)
WASHINGTON — Martin Shkreli, the “Pharma Bro” in prison for defrauding investors, faces a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General’s office for a scheme to preserve his monopoly for the drug Daraprim, which has seen gigantic price increases.
The lawsuit accuses a company that Shkreli once ran of buying the rights to Daraprim, which is used to treat toxoplasmosis, and quickly raising the price from $17.50 per tablet to $750 while also taking steps to ensure that there would not be a generic version of the medicine. The company named is Vyera Pharmaceuticals, formerly Turing Pharmaceuticals, which was headed by Shkreli.
For example, the FTC alleges that the company restricted distribution of the medicine to ensure that generic drug makers could not get the samples that they would need to make their own version of the drug. The company also prevented potential competitors from buying one of the ingredients needed for the medicine, the FTC said.
A spokeswoman for Vyera and a lawyer for Shkreli did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Shkreli became notorious as “Pharma Bro” when he raised the price of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim by more than 5,000% in 2015 as chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals.
The U.S. Supreme Court said in November that Shkreli must remain in prison, rejecting his effort to overturn his conviction and seven-year sentence for securities fraud and conspiracy.
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli loses appeal of conviction, sentence
’Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sues over ouster from company
The justices refused to hear Shkreli’s appeal of his August 2017 conviction and $7.36 million forfeiture for cheating investors in two hedge funds he founded, and trying to prop up the stock price of biotechnology company Retrophin Inc, which he once ran.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/new...im-price-hikes
 
AnnaEmber
#45
That's only a 4300% markup. There've been worse. I saw one that was about 8000%. Can't remember the med, though.
 
spilledthebeer
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

That's only a 4300% markup. There've been worse. I saw one that was about 8000%. Can't remember the med, though.




HERE IS A CANDIDATE for "CREEP OF THE MONTH CLUB"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Here is an article illustrating why our govt books will never be balanced as long as LIE-beral minded goofs are in charge!! With some comments of my own in brackets):

Ex-Montreal mayor can keep $268K severance despite fraud conviction

From Canadian Press

Published: January 20, 2020/ Updated: January 20, 2020 5:16 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Crime

MONTREAL — Disgraced former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum can keep the $268,000 he received from the city after resigning from office, despite a conviction for fraud against the government, Quebec Superior Court ruled Monday.

Applebaum is legally entitled to the taxpayer cash because new rules punishing elected officials convicted of crimes went into effect after he broke the law and received his severance package, Justice Serge Gaudet said. The judge added that nothing in the law stipulates the new rules apply retroactively.

(That is all very well - but FRAUDSTER AN BE SUED for the cost of their crimes sp WHY IS THIS GUY NOT BEING PLUCKED like a chicken?????????)

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante said she was disappointed with the ruling because it sent a signal that politicians can break the law and still get paid. She said the city’s lawyers will analyze the decision to see whether other legal avenues to recoup the money are possible.

Applebaum’s crimes occurred during a period in the city’s history when there was “a lot of corruption and collusion,” Plante told reporters Monday. As a result, she added, Montrealers have become cynical towards municipal politics.

(Yes - in the last ten years Quebec has become NOTORIOUS for its corruption!! At one point councillors in one Montreal suburb actually requested that senior govt take over from them - and supervise them - WITH THE PROVISO that even though others would be making ALL THE DECISIONS for local govt- the councillors WOULD GET TO KEEP BEING PAID IN FULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Senior gvot declined the offer and suggested that if the councillors really felt they could not do their jobs properly and honestly - they should RESIGN!! Naturally there WERE NO TAKERS for the retirement line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

“If someone is convicted of fraud I think the message to send is that we will fight to get this money back,” she said.

(Uh huh- and let us hope that Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals ARE FIRED from their minority govt BEFORE the statute of limitations runs out on Lavalin!!!)

Applebaum, who was first elected to council in 1994, became the city’s interim mayor in 2012 on a promise to clean up the city’s scandal-plagued politics. He replaced mayor Gerald Tremblay, who resigned after his administration was accused of corruption by witnesses at a public inquiry.

Applebaum was forced to resign in 2013 when he was arrested on corruption charges. He was convicted in January 2017 of fraud against the government, conspiracy to commit fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy to commit breach of trust. The ex-mayor was sentenced to one year in jail.

(IN the private sector - being convicted of defrauding your boss MEANS NO PENSION OR SEVERANCE PAY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The Crown alleged Applebaum accepted cash through a former aide between 2007 and 2010 in return for favours given to local real estate developers and engineering firms.

As a consequence of the corruption in Montreal and in other Quebec cities, the provincial government changed a law governing municipal politicians, in 2016 and again in 2018. The new rules forced elected officials to reimburse so-called departing and transition allowances if they were convicted of certain crimes.

One month after he resigned in 2013, Applebaum received $108,204 as a departing allowance and another $159,719 as a transition payment, designed to help politicians transition to a new career.

Gaudet ruled that Applebaum’s actions took place before the consequences of those actions were entered into law, despite the fact he was convicted after the first modification of the law went into force.

NOT RELEVANT!! Traditional FRAUD LAW DEMANDS THAT RESTITUTION MUST BE MADE - whenever possible and this goof HAS CASH and thus NEEDS TO BE SUED TO RECOVER DAMAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Applebaum’s lawyer, Anamaria Natalia Manole, said neither her client’s morality nor his criminal behaviour were on trial.

(Isnt it ODD that the Law Society can ATTACK a lawyer in New Brunswick who was running for election and stated on a radio talk show - to the effect that LIE-beral hug a thug judges were weakeningthe legal system and endangering the public - and that lawyer GOT DISCIPLINED “for bringing the practice of law into dis-repute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Is this former mayor not guilty of bringing POLITICIANS into “disrepute”!!!!!!!)

“This was a matter of law,” she said in an interview. “This isn’t a criminal trial, it was a civil case. The law had to be applied and it was applied.”

Attempts to reach Applebaum for comment were unsuccessful.

(And NO WONDER - if I was him I would be paying for an UNLISTED NUMBER AND CALL SCREENING - AND FOR LARGE FENCES AROUND MY RESIDENCE - to protect against ENRAGED VOTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
 
Tecumsehsbones
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

That's only a 4300% markup. There've been worse. I saw one that was about 8000%. Can't remember the med, though.

It's capitalism, Anna. You know, capitalism good, soshulism bad?
 

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