Martin Shkreli Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

The “Pharma Bro” was convicted on multiple counts of fraud last August. Today he was sentenced.

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via ZUMA

Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceuticals executive who was found guilty of defrauding investors, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.

Shkreli was convicted last August of multiple counts of securities fraud for lying to investors about significant debts tied to two hedge funds he managed.

The 34-year-old was seen crying court during his sentencing hearing. “This is my fault,” Shkreli said. “I am not the victim here… Please give me a chance to show what I’m capable of.”

Shkreli first rose to infamy in 2015 after it was revealed he price-gouged a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent.

THE END...

of our fiscal year is Thursday, June 30, and we have a much larger fundraising gap than we can easily manage with only days left to go.

Right now is no time to come up short: If you value the hard-hitting, democracy-protecting, justice-advancing journalism you get from Mother Jones, please help us keep charging as hard as we possibly can with a much-needed and much-appreciated donation today.

payment methods

THE END...

of our fiscal year is Thursday, June 30, and we have a much larger fundraising gap than we can easily manage with only days left to go.

Right now is no time to come up short: If you value the hard-hitting, democracy-protecting, justice-advancing journalism you get from Mother Jones, please help us keep charging as hard as we possibly can with a much-needed and much-appreciated donation today.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate