Convicted “pharma bro” and supreme fuckboy Martin Shkreli may have to give the government the world’s only copy of the the Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin if federal prosecutors have their way.
On Thursday, they asked Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto to seize $7.4 million in assets from Shkreli, who was convicted in August of defrauding investors.
The government said it would like to keep the $5 million that Shkreli paid in bail, and listed other assets, including the Wu-Tang album, a Picasso painting and an Enigma machine from World War II, which broke codes, to make up the difference.
They also want to seize his holdings in Turing Pharmaceuticals, where as CEO he raised the price of a life saving Daraprim by 5,000%.
Shkreli became America’s most prominent douchebag before his conviction, when he raised the prices of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and bought the only copy of Once Upon a Time and said he had no plans to listen to it.
And though he paid the $5 million in bail, Shkreli was jailed in September after he put a post on Facebook post offering a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Shkreli is now in a Brooklyn jail awaiting sentencing on Jan. 16, 2018. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
SOURCE: THE ROOT