- Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has been ordered by a federal judge to forfeit $US7.36 million in assets.
- Those assets include a $US5 million E-Trade account, a stake in a drugmaker, the Wu-Tang Clan album Shkreli purchased for $US2 million in 2015, a Lil Wayne album, an enigma machine, and a Picasso painting.
- Shkreli has been in jail awaiting sentencing since September 2017 after his bail was revoked.
A federal judge in Brooklyn has ordered former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to forfeit $US7.36 million in assets that include the infamous Wu-Tang Clan album he paid $US2 million for.
The judge said that the assets on the table include Shkreli’s $US5 million E-Trade account, stake in the pharmaceutical company Vyera Pharmaceuticals (formerly Turing Pharmaceuticals), the Wu-Tang Clan album Shkreli purchased in 2015, a Lil Wayne album, an enigma machine, and a Picasso painting.
Shkreli is known for a 2015 price-gouging scandal involving a decades-old drug his company acquired, but he is in jail because of securities fraud during his time running a hedge fund. Although he hasn’t been sentenced yet, he has been jailed since September after he offered a $US5,000 bounty for some of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
His sentencing is scheduled for Friday.
“It was wrong. I was a fool. I should have known better,” Shkreli wrote in a letter to the judge requesting a sentence between 12 to 18 months.