Notorious “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli, after making a sob-filled plea for leniency, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for federal fraud charges related to hedge funds and a drug company that he once ran.
“There one person to blame for me being here today is me,” a choked-up Shkreli told a judge before she imposed the prison term. “Not the government. There is no conspiracy to take down Martin Shkreli.”
“I took down Martin Shkreli with my disgraceful and shameful actions.”
“This is my fault. I am no victim here,” Shkreli said, before breaking down into tears as he promised his lawyer not to let him down in his efforts to contribute to society.