Mar­tin Shkre­li sen­tenced to 7 years on felony fraud con­vic­tions

Fed­er­al judge Kiyo Mat­sumo­to in a Brook­lyn court to­day sen­tenced Mar­tin Shkre­li to 7 years on three felony fraud con­vic­tions, end­ing a lengthy pub­lic spec­ta­cle in which the biotech ex­ec man­aged to re­peat­ed­ly en­rage the pub­lic over his drug pric­ing schemes. He was con­vict­ed, though, on charges re­lat­ed to ly­ing to in­vestors in his hedge funds.

Shkre­li’s at­tor­ney, Ben Braf­man, had waged a skill­ful cam­paign to guard the de­fi­ant young ex­ec, who, af­ter mak­ing bail, wound up back in prison await­ing sen­tenc­ing af­ter the judge was an­gered by Shkre­li’s bizarre of­fer of a $5,000 boun­ty on Hillary Clin­ton’s hair. The judge al­lowed 6 months cred­it for time served, leav­ing a long stretch for Shkre­li be­hind bars.

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