'Pharma Bro' asks judge for leniency, saying he was a fool
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) has written a letter to a judge asking for leniency and admitting that he was wrong and a fool.
The brash former pharmaceuticals company CEO tells the judge that if she gives him a lenient sentence he will do his best to use his skills for the betterment of humanity.
The 34-year-old Shkreli was convicted in August of cheating investors in two failed hedge funds. He's to be sentenced March 9.
He describes the trial and six months in prison as a "frightening wake-up call."
Shkreli was out on bail during his trial but... read more
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