World’s Worst Human Martin Shkreli Arrested for Securities Fraud
Here’s a little Christmas spirit for you all: Martin Shkreli, the Grinch who stole AIDS medication from the poor, has been arrested for securities fraud.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
America’s most hated rich guy was arrested early Thursday morning in NYC, and stands accused of illegally using stock from his biotech firm to pay off unrelated business debts, according to Bloomberg.
The 32-year-old made the naughty list earlier this year when he purchased the manufacturing license for a life-saving HIV/AIDS and cancer treatment — and jacked up the price to nearly $750 per pill.
In a much lesser dick move, Martin also acquired the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s latest album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, for $2M with no intention to even listen to it let alone make it available to other fans, except maybe “if Taylor Swift wants to hear it or something like that.”
Naturally, internet denizens — including our fave celebs — were eager to celebrate this amazing case of near instant karma for a guy whose heart is definitely two sizes too small:
KARMAS A BITCH https://t.co/MSrOgRpGXIDebra Messing (@DebraMessing) December 17, 2015
Martin Shkreli got arrested pic.twitter.com/vgBfOc0NqZIke Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) December 17, 2015
Sitting in a Tokyo bar, trying to come up with the perfect Martin Shkreli tweet.Todd Barry (@toddbarry) December 17, 2015
so what becomes of that Wu Tang Cd? https://t.co/v2QxMAtPOp snickersQuestlove Gomez (@questlove) December 17, 2015