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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:42 AM

'Pharma Bro' asks judge for leniency, saying he was a fool

Source: AP

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli admitted that he was "very far from blameless" in a letter to a judge asking for leniency, according to court filings.

"I was wrong, I was a fool. I should have known better," Shkreli wrote in his letter to Brooklyn federal court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto.

"I accept the fact that I made serious mistakes, but I still believe that I am a good person with much potential," Shkreli said.

The brash former pharmaceuticals company CEO was convicted in August of cheating investors in two failed hedge funds. He remains in jail and faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced March 9.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/pharma-bro-asks-judge-leniency-saying-fool-014259513--finance.html



Boo hoo hoo. Poor little asshole snowflake.

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

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Reply 'Pharma Bro' asks judge for leniency, saying he was a fool (Original post)
Zorro Mar 2018 OP
Turbineguy Mar 2018 #1
safeinOhio Mar 2018 #2
mucifer Mar 2018 #3
SomethingNew Mar 2018 #26
mucifer Mar 2018 #32
SomethingNew Mar 2018 #33
jmowreader Mar 2018 #34
jpak Mar 2018 #4
Maxheader Mar 2018 #21
marble falls Mar 2018 #5
haele Mar 2018 #22
marble falls Mar 2018 #23
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #6
lark Mar 2018 #7
Mr.Bill Mar 2018 #8
DFW Mar 2018 #9
mucifer Mar 2018 #10
Liberalagogo Mar 2018 #11
Hortensis Mar 2018 #12
hueymahl Mar 2018 #13
FSogol Mar 2018 #14
Iggo Mar 2018 #30
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #15
TNNurse Mar 2018 #16
jmowreader Mar 2018 #35
Javaman Mar 2018 #17
malthaussen Mar 2018 #18
rurallib Mar 2018 #19
Weed Man Mar 2018 #24
Iggo Mar 2018 #20
Vinca Mar 2018 #25
WhiteTara Mar 2018 #27
EarthFirst Mar 2018 #28
bullwinkle428 Mar 2018 #29
pansypoo53219 Mar 2018 #31

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:51 AM

1. Maybe he's getting a job with

Trump.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:54 AM

2. To have a "come to Jesus" moment, one needs to

give everything you own to the poor.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:55 AM

3. He's not a fool. He is pure evil.

I hope he has a cell next to Bernie Madoff.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:52 PM

26. Their respective crimes are hardly commensurate.

Shkreli just acts like an asshole so everything he does seems even worse than it is.

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Response to SomethingNew (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:55 PM

32. People probably died because they couldn't afford epi pens that were cheap before

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Response to mucifer (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 01:27 AM

33. That wasn't Shkreli.

Epipen was bought by Mylan, which he had nothing to do with. Furthermore, he didn't go to jail or get in any trouble for raising drug prices. His conviction/crime was unrelated to that.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 04:11 AM

34. Shkreli is responsible for Daraprim, not epi pens

Daraprim is the drug Shkreli jacked the price from $13.50 per tablet to $750 per tablet. It is an antiparasitic drug (which, incidentally, costs 10 cents a tablet in the Third World) that in the US is largely used in treating AIDS.

The only "leniency" I would give this scumbag is to lock him in solitary for thirty years so he doesn't get thrown off the third floor landing of his cell block.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:56 AM

4. Pity the Fool

Throw the book at him

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:42 AM

21. Absolutely...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:02 AM

5. If he has so much potential he can realize it in prison. He can teach reading or type legal...

documents for fellow inmates.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:51 AM

22. When Martha Stewart ended up in prison for "lying to investegators" about "insider trading".

She used her celebrity and set up classes and workshops to help her fellow inmates, both while she was in and when she got out. She listened and observed, and made the effort to be a positive influence.
"It's a good thing..."

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:59 PM

23. The way she handled the whole thing is what finally made me respect her, a lot.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:08 AM

6. Give him a job on a road crew

to pay his bills. Let's see some remorse

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:14 AM

7. Lock him up!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:20 AM

8. If they let him out of jail

he will run for Congress in some gerrymandered district and win.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:24 AM

9. I gotta give him this: he was half right:

"I accept the fact that I made serious mistakes........"
Good. You're quite right. You did.

"but I still believe that I am a good person with much potential...."
Wrong. No, you don't. And neither does anyone else. Who do you think you're gonna fool with THAT line?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:25 AM

10. I'm pretty sure he killed people for money. People couldn't get life saving meds

He's evil plain and simple.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:44 AM

11. Martin...if you're sincere (HA!)

 

then you should accept the punishment for your crimes, instead of, yet again, whining about it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:49 AM

12. Good person not possible, good convict possible

with the usual assistance.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:02 AM

13. Pretty half-assed apology

Don't see him giving money to the poor. Or talking about his addiction, or his childhood abuse. Shoot, he didn't even pull out the biggest con of all - claiming he is now born again.

Maybe he has reformed.

Ahhhh, no. Lock the bastard up for 20 in super max.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:04 AM

14. I'm touched by his apology. The judge should should take 3 days off of his 20 year sentence.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:15 PM

30. Let's be nice and take a whole year off.

19 years for you!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:06 AM

15. This guy hasn't even been sentenced yet, and he's already begging for mercy?

Give me a break! So he's in prison for 6 months (post conviction) but he could be sentenced for up to 20 years, depending on the judge's ruling. Throw the book at him, judge!

Martin Shkreli showed no mercy towards the abolutely helpless people who depended on that drug, and some people died because of his actions. Why should you show any mercy to him now?


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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:17 AM

16. Anyone else think he is a "good person"?

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 04:15 AM

35. Even if he hadn't broken the law, he doesn't have the capacity to be a "good person"

I hate to be all judgmental and shit, but Martin Shkreli comes from bad seed. What he's doing is pretty much proforma for scumbags: claim he is a good person, that he can change, that events beyond his control caused him to do what he did.

Sorry, Martin.

He is a totally evil person. He is completely irredeemable. The only difference between Shkreli and Donald Trump is Shkreli got caught.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:18 AM

17. psychopaths are funny like that.

he will serve time.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:23 AM

18. Let's hope the judge is no fool. n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:30 AM

19. too bad that judge can't raise that sentence about 3X the current going rate

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Response to rurallib (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:00 PM

24. He could, but he won't.

 

I've seen some extraordinary sentencing beyond the recommendation.

I would give him 10 years for every dollar he earned illegally. TO be served Consectively.

That should give him natural life in prison.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:30 AM

20. No. No. No.

You're NOT a good person and you know it.

You DID know better.

Come clean, buddy.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:39 PM

25. This is one guy who has to get the max.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:52 PM

27. Too late for apologies and begging for mercy

will have as much weight as the mercy he showed others. I hope he has an awakening during his long years in prison and after when he comes out penniless.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:59 PM

28. Fuck Shkreli!

His smirk and taking directly to social media to ‘troll’ his critics during testimony proves that he isn’t one bit remorseful for his actions.

Lock that fucker up for his maximum sentence; which I believe is twenty years...

At best; he’ll serve two years.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:12 PM

29. RELEASE THE HOUNDS.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 04:22 PM

31. no. you were a greedy asshole. STFU.

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