His high-profile lawyer, Ben Brafman, described Shkreli as a mildly autistic, self-taught genius and asked USA district judgeKiyo Matsumoto to limit the prison sentence to a maximum of 18 months. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto handed down the sentence after a jury found him guilty last August of defrauding investors in his hedge funds.
"I'm one of the richest New Yorkers there is, and after today's outcome, it's going to stay that way", he said.
"We do believe, your honor, that he is risky", assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis said. He's not a teenager who just needs some mentoring.
What we're seeing is a man getting sentenced to long stay in Federal Prison for being a supreme asshole who also did a dumb fraud.
Speaking in the court in Brooklyn before sentencing, Shkreli said: "There one person to blame for me being here today is me".
Sobbing 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years behind bars for fraud
In September 2017, Matsumoto revoked Shkreli's $5 million bail for posting online that he would "pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton".
Shkreli was born in Brooklyn to parents of Albanian and Croatian descent, who moved to U.S. from Montenegro.
Federal prosecutors sought a sentence of at least 15 years.
But she did say his conduct after the verdict made her doubt the sincerity of his remorse.
Shkreli never seemed prepared for his fate, at first predicting he would be acquitted and then insisting that his punishment would be "close to nil".
"Oh, I've certainly thought about [PRISON], anyone in my position would", he told the Financial Times in an interview in 2016, predicting that his fellow inmates "at the white-collar prison [WOULD BE] very big, huge Shkreli supporters". But while most of us would like to see the pharma-goblin serve time for his exploitation of the pharmaceutical industry, his conviction has nothing to do with exorbitantly and cruelly hiking up the prices of life-saving medications. His father, who sat on the front row of the courtroom throughout the more than four-week trial, looked at the floor as Matsumoto repeatedly testimony that he had been physically and emotionally abusive and that Shkreli has received little support from his parents.
China warns of 'strong' measures to counter Trump's tariffs
US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded in a tweet that China cut $US1 billion ($A1.28 billion) from its exports to the US. Adding to the tensions over the tariffs, Trump doubled down on China, which he accuses of unfair trade practices.
Oculus Rift Experiencing Worldwide Outage
Oculus forum user Mace404 shared a screenshot that suggested the issue may be caused by an expired certificate . For now, there's no timeline on a fix, but Oculus says it will update that support thread as it learns more.
When the next Windows 10 update arrives, it'll be possible to buy a new Windows 10 PC with S mode, regardless of the edition. Windows 10 S now prohibits the installation of applications except for those from Microsoft's Sears-esque Windows Store.
Lowe says officers went inside in an attempt to apprehend the suspect who then fatally shot one officer and wounded the others. According to Missouri State Highway patrol, officers were responding to a call at a residence when the shooting took place.
Among the scientific mysteries uncovered are freakish geometric constellations of cyclones on both of Jupiter's poles. He added that the fact that Jupiter has such a huge region that rotates in separate east-west bands is a surprise.
At the heart of the flag is the official emblem of the state, the coat of arms of the erstwhile state of Mysore. The white space in the middle has the state emblem "Ganda Bherunda", a two-headed mythical bird.
For example, apps running in the background of Android P will not be allowed to access the phone's microphone or camera. It can even enable a "fused camera stream" that auto-switches between two or more cameras.
Officer John Fransen of the California Highway Patrol confirmed that shots have been fired, according to ABC affiliate KGO. CHP is also responding with aerial resources and sending a SWAT team to assist the Napa County Sheriff's Office on scene.
Stay tuned as we monitor this potential! A trough of low pressure will drop southeast into the eastern Great Lakes on Monday . However, it should brighten up by afternoon, but still with the risk of showers, especially in the west.
The baptism formally brings the divorced American actress into the Anglican faith and is an important step in her royal journey. According to Richards, Markle told her she can achieve whatever she wants to, adding that she'd like to see her on TV one day.
As Twitter previously noted , the goal is to come up with metrics to measure the health of the interactions on Twitter. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from NY to Texas.
Olympic bronze medallist in the triathlon Henri Schoeman wrote on Twitter. "Absolutely disgusting! How safe are we on SA roads?" That's where the scene of a horrific incident involving South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala took place.
Samsung unveils invisible QLED TVs
Before you mount the TV, just snap a photo of the wall you're hanging it on, and once it's up you can set that as its wallpaper. Aside from the nice look, Ambient Mode will also display temperature, news headlines, personal photos, and other information.
Playa del Carmen travel alert
Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice", the security alert states. An alert posted last week barred employees from taking ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island.
Navigate Google Maps as Super Mario in A New Update
To mark the occasion, Google has teamed up with the Japanese gaming giant to bring the plucky plumber to Google Maps. Because of this, we often see Mario make the jump to mainstream promotions that exist outside the world of gaming.