The Martin Shkreli trial roffles thread

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Because there has already been plenty. Today's update:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/06/28/he-was-born-this-way-martin-shkrelis-attorney-offers-defense-as-securities-trial-opens/?utm_term=.7ec1f7495d98

The trial got off to a slow start as lawyers struggled to seat an impartial jury. Over three days, more than 250 prospective candidates were dismissed for their views of the defendant.

One juror said Wednesday: “The only thing I would be impartial about is which prison he goes to.” Another said he didn’t like Shkreli and “I don’t understand why someone would take a medication that people need and jack up the price.” The potential jurors voice was shaking as he turned to Shkreli and raised his fist. “I would just go over there … is he just stupid or crazy?,” the potential juror said.

“He is probably guilty and there is no way I can let him slide,” a third potential juror said. He then added that he didn’t like that Shkreli had been disrespectful to the Wu Tang Clan.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 23:35 (four years ago) link

last sentence there is key

flappy bird, Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:25 (four years ago) link

more than 250 prospective candidates were dismissed for their views of the defendant.

This is fuckin hilarious!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:35 (four years ago) link

bookmarked

sleeve, Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:36 (four years ago) link

if the fuckin enron defendants couldn't get a change of venue this fuckin guy shouldn't

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:37 (four years ago) link

He then added that he didn’t like that Shkreli had been disrespectful to the Wu Tang Clan.

should be on the supreme court

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 29 June 2017 20:03 (four years ago) link

i judge wisely, as if nothin ever surprise me

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 29 June 2017 20:52 (four years ago) link

this is gonna be such a shit Scorsese movie

more polls about food and reactionary art (Noodle Vague), Friday, 30 June 2017 14:12 (four years ago) link

OsamaThumbsUp.jpg

André Ryu (Neil S), Friday, 30 June 2017 14:14 (four years ago) link

OMG, that sketch is hilar. And somehow better at capturing Shkreli's true essence than any mere photograph.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Friday, 30 June 2017 14:20 (four years ago) link

Something about the confirmation that he's no less smug on trial than at any other point in his day-to-day existence is both breathtaking and completely unsurprising.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Friday, 30 June 2017 14:22 (four years ago) link

It came without ribbons!... it came without tags!... it came without packages, boxes, or bags!

evol j, Friday, 30 June 2017 14:23 (four years ago) link

I wonder if any potential jurors were dismissed for voicing admiration for him.

Austin, Friday, 30 June 2017 16:19 (four years ago) link

Fuck this guy
(Sorry but someone had to say it)

calstars, Friday, 30 June 2017 16:54 (four years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPmtM3rWsAAhUtN.jpg

flappy bird, Friday, 30 June 2017 17:35 (four years ago) link

Smooth.

Shkreli mocked the prosecution team from Brooklyn as the “junior varsity” to the federal prosecutors in Manhattan. https://t.co/uyjHJyK9UZ

— Devlin Barrett (@DevlinBarrett) June 30, 2017

As was further noted

The point isn't that this will anger the prosecutors (spoiler: they wake up angry). The point is it may anger the judge https://t.co/lCne33zIC4

— Devlin Barrett (@DevlinBarrett) June 30, 2017

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 June 2017 20:42 (four years ago) link

So glad that both leprechaun and gollum were posted in response to that sketch because they were though #1 and #2 microseconds apart

quet inn tarnation (darraghmac), Friday, 30 June 2017 21:37 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Found guilty!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:47 (four years ago) link

Sentence this pig fucker to twenty to life

El Tomboto, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:49 (four years ago) link

that was quick

Οὖτις, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:49 (four years ago) link

reaaaaaallly hope he does prison time

he will not do well in gen pop

Οὖτις, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:49 (four years ago) link

"We, the jury, wish to award Bill Murray all of Shkreli's assets, especially the Wu Tang album."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:50 (four years ago) link

looooooool

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 4 August 2017 18:51 (four years ago) link

Can he be sentenced to that Superman II space mirror? https://t.co/7ydF4BIkPu

— Joseph Hughes (@nczeitgeist) August 4, 2017

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:52 (four years ago) link

This is a fine day. Now to see the Fyre Festival bro suffer the same fate.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:52 (four years ago) link

no way is this dude actually going to prison, right?

frogbs, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:52 (four years ago) link

hoping that people are treated poorly in prison is a shitty, shitty look imo

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 4 August 2017 18:53 (four years ago) link

What JCLC said.

Guilty on three counts, not guilty on five.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:56 (four years ago) link

who cares about looks, it's a shitty frame of mind, period

brimstead, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:56 (four years ago) link

Martin Shkreli was so unappealing and obnoxious that the DOJ convicted him of a white collar crime. https://t.co/DYvTHXZtGB

— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) August 4, 2017

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 4 August 2017 18:58 (four years ago) link

c'mon now, I'm not gonna drop my "wishing terrible things on terrible people" schtick for this asshole

Οὖτις, Friday, 4 August 2017 18:59 (four years ago) link

See, now this is how the wheels of cosmic justice are supposed to turn wrt completely irredeemable rich white assholes.

I'm Calling My Loyer! (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:02 (four years ago) link

Cosmic or comic?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 19:10 (four years ago) link

Why not both?

I'm Calling My Loyer! (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:11 (four years ago) link

What's going to be great is if this is the one guy Trump pardons, for no particular reason.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 19:13 (four years ago) link

SHHHH don't give him any ideas

sleeve, Friday, 4 August 2017 19:14 (four years ago) link

Whaddaya mean, 'for no reason'? Do you even realize how many positions he still has unfilled in his administration?

I'm Calling My Loyer! (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:16 (four years ago) link

Martin Shkreli, Surgeon General

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:19 (four years ago) link

who cares about looks, it's a shitty frame of mind, period

ordinarily i'd agree but this dude's exterior matches his interior so perfectly that it's hard not to comment on it

the shape of a hot willie lumpkin (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:21 (four years ago) link

I just

Martin Shkreli's reaction when his lawyer says he is a "brilliant young man but sometimes people skills don't translate well" pic.twitter.com/vUCvL8un73

— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) August 4, 2017

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 August 2017 19:26 (four years ago) link

who cares about looks, it's a shitty frame of mind, period
ordinarily i'd agree but this dude's exterior matches his interior so perfectly that it's hard not to comment on it

― the shape of a hot willie lumpkin (bizarro gazzara), Friday, August 4, 2017 12:21 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was referring to this:

hoping that people are treated poorly in prison is a shitty, shitty look imo

― she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, August 4, 2017 11:53 AM (thirty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i'm just nitpicking the whole "don't do this because it makes you look bad", when it should be more like "don't do this because it's mean and being mean is bad", but it really doesn't matter i guess.

brimstead, Friday, 4 August 2017 19:32 (four years ago) link

trump called this guy a brat or something iirc

brimstead, Friday, 4 August 2017 19:33 (four years ago) link

xxpost He was clearly just providing a visual aid.

I'm Calling My Loyer! (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:33 (four years ago) link

Prison is bad enough without extra indignities befalling you. But this dude was eventually going to get punched in the face no matter what, prison or no. So I guess it's going to happen in prison.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 4 August 2017 19:35 (four years ago) link

Abolish prisons!!!!

*sees Shkreli going to jail*

my position on this issue has evolved

— sick transit, gloria (@samknight1) August 4, 2017

Bio-Digital Jezza (kingfish), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:43 (four years ago) link

^^^^^^^

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:49 (four years ago) link

If, in terms of demographics and temperament and criminal leanings, prisons were comprised mostly of Shkrelis, I would likely feel much differently about prisons.

I'm Calling My Loyer! (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 August 2017 19:54 (four years ago) link

okidoke

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 21 December 2020 22:15 (one year ago) link

i will say the worst way to become anti-incarceration is because you're in love with martin shkreli

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 21 December 2020 22:16 (one year ago) link

now i am going to return to not thinking about these people

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 21 December 2020 22:19 (one year ago) link

Good idea.

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 December 2020 22:20 (one year ago) link

i'm guessing she insisted on correcting this point because it is a huge priority for _him_

i also don't know if it's going too far to insist you should be careful using the word "lunatic" to describe someone especially a woman


fair enough to the first point

“lunatic” i generally apply across the gender spectrum, usually to Trump die-hards, and yes, people who would be taken in by a toad like Shkreli.

but I understand that it could have gendered connotations that are uncool. I will say I somehow managed to make it well into my 30s before I was made aware

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Monday, 21 December 2020 22:29 (one year ago) link

Shkreli heads (like those dumbass college kids in the story) and Trump faithful occupy a very similar territory in my head

see also online Musk stans.

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Monday, 21 December 2020 22:40 (one year ago) link

Seems to me that this kind of behavior is best filed under Duly Noted and not thought about for too long. Or so I have heard.

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 December 2020 22:40 (one year ago) link

pic.twitter.com/dyMmMFkoEL

— Bad COVID-19 Takes (@BadCOVID19Takes) December 21, 2020

k3vin k., Monday, 21 December 2020 23:28 (one year ago) link

Ah, so there's a new NEW piece.

https://www.elle.com/life-love/a35036400/christie-smythe-stephanie-clifford-martin-shkreli-story/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 December 2020 23:36 (one year ago) link

heh, maybe we’re the suckers. she’ll have a gofundme up by the end of the week

k3vin k., Monday, 21 December 2020 23:41 (one year ago) link

Basically this woman seems like someone I don’t want to be around but… she also hasn’t really done anything other than be a little bit of a(n arguably self-destructive) dick? I wouldn’t be surprised if she regrets this later but the only person in this scenario she’s currently hurting is herself and I kind of… don’t care?

DJP, Monday, 21 December 2020 23:45 (one year ago) link

This article was especially bizarre since it didn't mention that he's been engaged for the past year (to Maureen Lohry).

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 21 December 2020 23:50 (one year ago) link

I also noticed Christie Smythe has redacted Maureen Lohry from images (e.g. Smythe's pinned tweet). It's so bizarre.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 21 December 2020 23:52 (one year ago) link

Wait what

DJP, Monday, 21 December 2020 23:52 (one year ago) link

Maureen Lohry and Shkreli dated after the arrest. They became engaged sometime after he started his sentence. Lohry has been controlling a lot of his assets (i.e. weird pharma scams), e.g. she's the current CEO of Prospero.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 21 December 2020 23:56 (one year ago) link

Trying to make Spinal Tap joke about The New New Originals.

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 December 2020 23:57 (one year ago) link

The article also provided no evidence that Christie Smythe and Shkreli had anything other than the obvious journalist and source relationship (regardless of what Smythe thinks). This entire situation is bizarre and shady.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 21 December 2020 23:58 (one year ago) link

Besides the fried chicken kiss.

nickn, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:01 (one year ago) link

wait if you're Albanian you get free wine?

to each their pwn (brownie), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:03 (one year ago) link

Enver Hoxha's greatest triumph

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:04 (one year ago) link

lol

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:05 (one year ago) link

I feel like there's an episode of Jonathan Creek a bit like this

kinder, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:05 (one year ago) link

Albanian kind of strange language.

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:07 (one year ago) link

The article also provided no evidence that Christie Smythe and Shkreli had anything other than the obvious journalist and source relationship (regardless of what Smythe thinks). This entire situation is bizarre and shady.

― Allen (etaeoe), Monday, December 21, 2020 6:58 PM (twenty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

good point...

k3vin k., Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:22 (one year ago) link

The article also provided no evidence that Christie Smythe and Shkreli had anything other than the obvious journalist and source relationship (regardless of what Smythe thinks). This entire situation is bizarre and shady.

Is this a joke? She helped his attorney file a affidavit in Federal court that they were in a relationship and would be living with her upon his release.

Cortex the Killer (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:53 (one year ago) link

an affidavit

Cortex the Killer (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:54 (one year ago) link

And you were on Clubhouse last night. I’m so out of it, I don’t know what that is. What is Clubhouse?

That was wild. I didn't know what Clubhouse was; I should’ve Googled it. Apparently it's some Silicon Valley thing and it had some association with trolls, and I didn't know that offhand. Somebody invited me to go because they said they were talking about me. And I said, okay, sure. The moderator was great. She was very promoting of respect. And it actually was a very good and healthy discussion, I think.

Glad this was cleared up.

huge rant (sic), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 01:10 (one year ago) link

Fun fact: the worst wine I've ever had was in Albania. It tasted like brine.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 01:19 (one year ago) link

seventeen glasses
brine wine

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 02:34 (one year ago) link

It takes a heart like Christie's these days when your man gets weak.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 02:36 (one year ago) link

the story of the year makes it into the paper of record

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/business/media/martin-shkreli-christie-smythe.html#click=https://t.co/wJFHGIhe6T

k3vin k., Tuesday, 22 December 2020 04:41 (one year ago) link

i don't like that this is THE STORY OF THE MOMENT when we're all dying but i guess that's clickbait (tm)

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 05:25 (one year ago) link

the pharma bro story did not include the bit where she was like 'my man will save us from the coronavirus' pic.twitter.com/ktsq2EpOXU

— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) December 21, 2020

jaymc, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 05:30 (one year ago) link

If I understand her correctly, I believe she's asserting that he knows so much about viruses because he is, himself, a virus.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 06:19 (one year ago) link

"His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, Martin Shkreli" - my head all day

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 06:39 (one year ago) link

The article also provided no evidence that Christie Smythe and Shkreli had anything other than the obvious journalist and source relationship (regardless of what Smythe thinks). This entire situation is bizarre and shady.

what? I'm a news reporter for a bloomberg rival who also regularly covers court and nothing about Smythe and Shkreli's relationship as described is normal in any sense of the word.

I know most TV and films seem to think all female journalists sleep/flirt with their sources and I'm so sorry this story seems to feed into that bs, but come the fuck on.

Ms. Smythe said she had no regrets about how she had dealt with the ethically perilous issue of covering someone she had developed feelings for. “In journalism school, they don’t really tell you what to do when this comes up,” she said. “I just tried to muddle through it and handle things as best as I could.”

This quote from her in the NYT story is also... gah. If you start developing romantic feelings for your source, you take yourself off the story or end the relationship, jfc.

Roz, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 08:46 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

United States Sells Unique Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeited by Convicted Hedge Fund Manager Martin Shkreli https://t.co/hVHDk9nH4h

— US Attorney EDNY (@EDNYnews) July 27, 2021

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 18:01 (five months ago) link

i bought it, selling listens for $50/listen

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 18:04 (five months ago) link

YSI?

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 18:14 (five months ago) link

Don't know how I forgot about the reporter in a 'relationship' with Shkreli. Guess she's was still completely snowed as of a couple months back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wvdtiEv-qo

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 18:19 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

A blast from the past!

BREAKING:

Martin Shkreli must pay a $64.6 million fine and is BANNED FOR LIFE from "participating in the pharmaceutical industry in any capacity," a federal judge ruled.

DEVELOPING story, @LawCrimeNews. https://t.co/WZ3owSJGYX pic.twitter.com/t8aSYXU6ar

— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) January 14, 2022

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 January 2022 21:34 (six days ago) link

lmao

I wonder if he still wears that smirk all the time.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 14 January 2022 22:57 (six days ago) link

if only they did this to every monopolist

adam t. (abanana), Friday, 14 January 2022 23:18 (six days ago) link

how creative are judges allowed to get with injunctions, exactly? can they require him to release Once Upon A Time in Shaolin?

lukas, Saturday, 15 January 2022 02:34 (five days ago) link

It’s already been sold to some bullshit crypto wankers.

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:02 (five days ago) link

He never owned the rights to release it, just a CD.

dark end of the st. maud (sic), Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:04 (five days ago) link

it's just a 60 minute version of "Got Your Money" anyway

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:11 (five days ago) link

apparently the case was pretty badly banged up

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:52 (five days ago) link

lol that this dude was sitting in prison during the insane runup of crypto

frogbs, Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:55 (five days ago) link


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