Martin Shkreli has been sentenced to 7 years in prison

People are taking it pretty well.

March 09, 2018

Martin Shkreli has been sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud, the New York Times reports. The former pharmaceutical executive, often dubbed the "pharma bro," was convicted for issues relating to a drug his company sold called Retrophin, although he's most famous for raising the price of an HIV drug by 5000 percent. Since then, he's managed to bother people across nearly every spectrum, including music. In 2015, he purchased Wu-Tang Clan's elusive single-copy album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for an estimated $2 million. That album has been seized by the federal government as part of Shkreli's sentencing, since he's reportedly cash poor at this time.


Shkreli has very few fans, which means the internet is taking the news that he'll be serving time for at least one of his crimes pretty well. As the Cut points out, even his own lawyer kind of hates him. He reportedly told the Associated Press that "he sometimes wants to hug his client and sometimes wants to punch him in the face."

In his defense, this is Martin Shkreli's face.