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The Story of How Shkreli’s Hated Move Almost Saved Him

Nathan Anderson | December 28, 2015
due-diligence, hedge fund, ponzi, shkreli

Shkreli trying on his new matching Tiffany’s bracelets

If infamous ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’s public statements since his arrest are any indication, he is likely to wage a trial by public opinion over the next several months.

Shkreli has already called his indictment a witch-hunt based on his much-hated move of jacking up drug prices rather than based on any legal wrongdoing. There seems to be some sympathy for this angle, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see upcoming pieces profiling his ‘introverted and misunderstood’ personality over the coming weeks. The talking heads have already begun to debate whether his unethical behavior with regarding to drug pricing merits the “response” by authorities.