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Tical Nigga’ – Martin Shkreli

Tical Nigga’ – Martin Shkreli

Tical Nigga’ Martin Shkreli. ‘Cuban Links, kid. The Saga Continues’
Hedge fund-homie-turned-pharma-bro-turned-accused-hoodwinker can’t find ‘impartial’ jurors.

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The moneyman-turned-pharma exec once labeled “the most hated man in America” is about to go on trial in NYC’s federal court. Martin Shkreli is accused of improperly taking $11million from Retrophin, a drug company he once ran, and using the proceeds to pay off investors in two of his loss-making hedge funds. He denies any hoodwinking or Ponzi-hustling, despite haters in the press asserting he fleeced investors. It was for something else, though, that Marty became the most hated “Pharma Bro” ever: hiking the price of an anti-parasitic med called Daraprim that is indispensable to some AIDS patients.

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As the sole supplier of the drug, Marty’s Turing Pharmaceuticals raised its price from $13.50 to $750 per pop — about a +5000% increase. The move, though perfectly legal, was widely denounced as evil price-gouging (Hillary Clinton even got in on the hullabaloo, helping to cement Marty’s infamy and accused him of being a “cruel monopolist”). The affair shed light on the way drug prices are set, and sparked a fierce public debate. Marty’s securities-fraud trial, which cannot get underway yet because it is impossible to find ‘neutral’ and ‘impartial’ jurors (it’s been three days now and droves of would-be jurors have been disqualified and sent home), will add further headlines, but whatever the verdict it won’t have anything like the impact of the Daraprim debacle.

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He also purchased the only copy of a very coveted Wu-Tang album (‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin— below) for $2 million bucks, then refused to share it with anyone until Trump got into office (then threatened to destroy it). For that hipsters and hip-hop aficionados think he is mega-slimy, and have hurled much invective at the fast-talking biotech short-seller. Listen to a leaked version here

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Marty has also been accused of harassing Lauren Duca, a writer, and posting weird collages he made of them together. For that Twitter suspended his account (for ‘borderline sexual harassment/stalking’) but he still uses Youtube and avidly streams thought-provoking vids on topics like music, investing, biochemistry and pharma science, and has actually displayed a modicum of humility lately (Vanity Fair said he displayed “moments of sweetness”). Yes Ghostface Killah (below) called him a “pussy” and Bernie Sanders chastised him repeatedly and rejected his $2,700 campaign donation (The Potus even weighed in, saying, “Shkreli looks like a spoiled brat”), but that doesn’t stop him from imbibing bucketloads of 1982 Lafite-Rothschild and posting sybaritic pics of him and his crew on social-media. Marty told President Trump to “Fuckoff…My parents were immigrants and janitors,” he said. “[Trump] inherited wealth! Fuck him. And I thought we could be friends.”

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Anyway, Marty is scheduled to go on trial in six weeks from now. When the legal smoke clears, VIVISXN predicts he’ll rise like a phoenix and be a force for the greater good. In a recent post, he linked to a video of Eminem’s “The Way I Am,” which goes, “I’m not Mr. Friendly, I can be a prick….I don’t mean to be mean but all I can be is just me.” We’ll be watching the opening arguments with excitement. Good luck, Mr. Shkreli! 

Images via GettyMartin Shkreli + Ghostface Killah 

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