The trial had its weird turns - Shkreli once ambled into a press room to trash the case, and a gay investor testified that perhaps Shkreli talked of male trysts so he could ingratiate himself with the well-heeled man.
"The trial and six months in a maximum-security prison [awaiting sentencing] has been a frightening wake-up call".
Brafman, noting that he was old enough to be Shkreli's father, said his client had not always been easy to work with.
"He can't be just an average person who fails, like the rest of us". According to prosecutors, Shkreli "engaged in multiple schemes to ensnare investors through a web of lies and deceit".
In the two years since Federal Bureau of Investigation agents ushered him from his Manhattan apartment, Shkreli has gone from a rising star in the hedge fund world to Wall Street bad boy.
Shkreli's lawyer argued he shouldn't have to forfeit a dime because he ultimately made his rich investors richer. Shkreli also was known for flossing his riches on social media, to which the judge acknowledged. Shkreli's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, wrote in a court filing.
Before passing sentence in Brooklyn federal court, Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said: "This case is not about pharmaceutical pricing or Mr Shkreli's controversial statements or actions, nor his scientific aptitude".
Prosecutors said Shkreli's snarky, defiant jailhouse emails showed his apology was "a carefully constructed facade".
Shkreli had also spoken about buying Lil B's then-unreleased Black Ken mixtape before reportedly acquiring Lil Wayne's endlessly delayed Tha Carter V LP.
Shortly after being found guilty, Shkreli had bragged about the verdict on his YouTube channel, saying that "A few months of jail doesn't scare me". "I remember that before the age of 6, he could quickly recall square roots, multiplication tables, the Periodic Table of Elements and do long division", she said.
"I wanted to grow my stature and my reputation", Shkreli said.
Perhaps the most absurd aspect of the proceedings concerns the fact that Shkreli is going away for ripping off other rich people and not for gouging the price of Daraprim, a drug used to treat infections related to HIV.
Shkreli earned a awful reputation after he bought the company responsible for Daraprim and immediately raised the drug's price by more than 5,000%.
During the course of the trial, Shkreli was removed from Twitter for harassing a journalist for Teen Vogue magazine. And after his conviction a year ago, the judge revoked his bail and jailed him when he said he would pay a $5,000 bounty to anyone who could get a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair while the Democrat was on a book tour.
A University Hospitals spokeswoman said the security increase is because of the, "emotional nature of the situation". DePompei stated: 'We are working very very carefully to determine how we can best support them through the process'.
A day earlier, a shooting at a music festival in Playa del Carmen left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead. Still, Mexican officials on Thursday said that Playa del Carmen was safe despite the USA security warning.
The Canadian government has issued a new travel warning for a tourist hot spot in Mexico over a potential security threat. On Feb 21, an explosive device went off on a popular tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen and injured more than 20 people.
Because of that match-up, this is must-win game for Alabama , or else they will have about a 50/50 shot to make the tournament . Of the previous 13 Big 12 tournaments , Kansas has won it just seven times and only once in the past four years.
Peters has a silver medal from the Sochi Games in 2014 and said he was overwhelmed to be given the honour of leading the team out. The South's Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) said Thursday that the two sides made the decision after discussions.
The retail giant also is re-outfitting a dozen Sam's Club stores into distribution centers for Walmart's online grocery business. The company said it was also selling rotisserie chicken meals in flavors like Thai curry chicken or chicken fried rice.
Even if she occasionally laughs creepily at you for no reason, Alexa is still a pretty helpful digital assistant . The feature appears to be available for the entire Amazon Echo lineup, as well as some third-party Alexa devices.
It's been over five years since Ichiro Suzuki last wore No. 51 for the Seattle Mariners , but that is reportedly about to change . The Marlins declined to pick up a $2 million contract option and bought him out for $500,000, making him a free agent.
And in 2013, Smith turned himself in on three felony counts for possessing illegal assault weapons after a stabbing incident. Aldon Smith seemed to be getting his life in order last month when he got engaged and was focused on returning to the NFL .
Worldwide rallies and events for women's rights
Women protesters in Barcelona attempted to cut off traffic on some of the city's major thoroughfares which led to minor incidents. Spain is a leading country in the fight for women's rights and against gender violence, even though much remains to be done.
Daylight saving time begins Sunday — SPRING FORWARD
Florida is not the first state to consider quitting the time-change game - but sometimes the search for money and God intervenes. The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin , aka, the "early to be, early to rise" guy, back in 1784.
Dolphins Trade Jarvis Landry To Browns
In his first 4 seasons, Landry has averaged 100.3 catches, 1,010 yards and 5.5 touchdowns while appearing in all 64 games. Miami also has wide receivers Jakeem Grant and Leonte Carroo, among others.
Kevin Love Opens Up About On-Court Panic Attack
In any case, now that Love has made his panic attacks a matter of public record, everything has been put in perspective. Doing my own research, I realized that Love likely was keeping his issues under wraps because they were serious.
Uber Unveils Service for Healthcare Customers
With both Uber and Lyft, health care providers use a custom desktop platform that allows them to schedule multiple rides at once. The functionality will provide an easier way for patients without access to transportation to make it to doctors' appointments.
Black Ops 3 On PS4 And Xbox One
Now new evidence has surfaced suggesting that the new " Call of Duty " title does exist and it may officially be revealed soon. Players are scouring Redwood Snow for clues about the next game, but it doesn't appear they've found anything substantial yet.