Martin Shkreli

Coinhive Is Rapidly Becoming a Favorite Tool Among Malware Devs

Coinhive is quickly becoming the Martin Shkreli of the Internet, going from an innovative tool that lets you mine Monero with your browser, to a …

Malware

Why Martin Shkreli’s view on corporate profits is misguided

University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Luigi Zingales and Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein discuss comments made by imprisoned former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli. Zingales says that while the pursuit of peak profits has become the corporate mantra, …

Business

Wu-Tang Comes for Martin Shkreli on Diss Track “Lesson Learn’d”

On Friday, the Wu-Tang Clan announced the release of an upcoming album, <i>The Saga Continues</i>, out October 13. But even more exciting than the prospect …

Music

Wu-Tang Clan’s new song ‘Lesson Learn’d’ namechecks Martin Shkreli

The 'Pharma Bro' bought the rap group's one-of-a-kind album for $2 million<p>Wu-Tang Clan have shared a new song and it namechecks Martin Shkreli.<p>The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Wu-Tang Clan name-checks Martin Shkreli in new track "Lesson Learn'd"

Wu-Tang Clan has not forgotten about Martin Shkreli. In a new song, the hip-hop group name-checked the disgraced former pharmaceutical executive …

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan calls out 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli in new song

The Wu-Tang Clan and pharma bro saga continues.<p>On the new Wu-Tang track "Lesson Learn'd," Inspectah Deck raps, "my price hikin' like the pills Martin …

Celebrity News

A law professor’s big idea for combatting greedy drug company titans like Martin Shkreli

In 2015, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli infamously raised the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim by 5,000%. Daraprim, developed more than 60 years ago, is used to treat the deadly parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. It was selling for $13.50 a pill; then Turing raised the price to …

Pharma

U.S. government sues over alleged bitcoin Ponzi scheme

Bitcoin is a relatively new currency, but that doesn't mean investors are safe from old school fraud.<p>The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday that it's suing a New York man and his company over an alleged bitcoin Ponzi scheme. It's the agency's first fraud suit involving …

Business

Judge orders psych exam for jailed Pharma Bro

A Brooklyn federal court judge has ordered a psychiatric exam for “pharma felon” Martin Shkreli, court records show.<p>The order comes as the …

New York City

Martin Shkreli's Million-Dollar eBay Sale of Rare Wu-Tang Clan Album May Not Happen

For the latest update to the Shkreli files, let's dive into some admittedly confusing details about the recent alleged sale of that extremely rare …

Offbeat News

How Much Is Your Health Worth to You?

“I’m a capitalist,” said Martin Shkreli in an rare, insightful moment of self-diagnosis. Financier and pharmaceutical maker Shkreli was being …

Liberal View

Psychiatric exam sought for jailed 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

Court records indicate that a psychiatric examination was sought for "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli after he was jailed last week for offering a bizarre cash bounty for some of Hillary Clinton's hair.<p>The motion for Shkreli's psychiatric examination was filed in recent days in New York, federal court, …

News (U.S.)

‘I wanted to vomit’: 2 jurors express regret over Martin Shkreli verdict

“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli was convicted of three fraud charges last month, and he faces up to 20 years in prison. But according to at least two …

Crime

Trump’s Hillary Clinton tweet: Does it violate Twitter’s rules on violence?

Sunday morning: Church bells and bird calls. Coupon-stuffed newspapers. “Meet the Press.” And, in America in 2017, a tidal wave of bizarre Internet activity courtesy of the leader of the free world.<p>True to form, President Trump jump-started his week Sunday with a string of 140-character …

News (U.S.)

Martin Shkreli Sells His Rare Wu-Tang Clan Album For $1 Million, Which Is Significantly Less Than He Paid For It

Martin Shkreli, who is back in jail (and not very popular there) after putting a bounty on Hillary Clinton’s hair, decided to put his one-of-a-kind, $2-million Wu-Tang Clan album (which might not even be real) up for auction on eBay. The price and bid count quickly climbed, and when the auction …

Wu-Tang Clan

A Century of Fakers, Fraudsters and Rogues

From Bernie Cornfeld to Bernie Madoff, a swindlers list for the ages—some of whom we never saw coming.<p><b>Ivar Kreuger<br>FOUNDER, KREUGER & TOLL</b><br>“He is 49, came to this country 29 years ago with $100 in his pocket and insatiable ambition in his head … [he]built bridges in Mexico and South Africa, …

Fraud

Which Really Rich Person Should Buy 'Rolling Stone'?

The magazine's founder is selling his majority stake, and we've got some very! Handy! Suggestions!<p>Well, four times is officially a trend, right? We've seen a recent wave of legacy print magazine editor departures in the US—<i>Vanity Fair</i>'s Graydon Carter, Robbie Myers of <i>Elle</i>, Nancy Gibbs from <i>Time</i> and …

Paul McCartney

Most Entrepreneurs Aren't Like Travis Kalanick and Martin Shkreli, No Matter What You've Heard

A recent New York Times article gives an inaccurate view of entrepreneurs and their typical behavior.<p>Once again, there's a newspaper article that explains what entrepreneurs are like. And once again, the entrepreneurs rolled out as exhibits are Travis Kalanick, Martin Shkreli, and Parker Conrad. …

Travis Kalanick

Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

Trump repeats his criticism that Antifa protesters at Charlottesville rally were 'bad dudes'<p>Donald Trump has reiterated that he thought some of the …

Elections

Trump’s Offensive Hillary Meme Shows That Physical Strength Is All He Has

To step outside as a woman is to constantly worry about one’s safety. For a woman, more often than not, the question is not simply how do I get from A to B, but it is, how do I get from A to B without being assaulted, stared at, catcalled, or hurt? Hillary Clinton endured an arduous presidential …

Culture

Refs Let 49ers Put As Many Men On Field As They Want

SEATTLE—Sighing into the microphone as he stood at the 50-yard line of Centurylink Field, NFL referee Gene Steratore ruled during Sunday’s game that …

Humor

Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang Clan album goes for US$1M

An auction by disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli for his unique copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album has ended with a bid of more than US$1 …

Canadian News

Trump shares GIF of himself striking Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball

President Donald Trump retweeted a meme on Sunday morning that showed him hitting Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball.<p>The animated GIF …

Elections

Wanna peer into Pharma Bro’s mind? Look at his eBay listing

One of the strangest eBay auctions of the year will end tonight, with the seller in a jail cell.<p>Of course, anyone following the life of Martin Shkreli, popularly nicknamed "Pharma Bro," may not be all that surprised by the situation.<p>Shkreli, a pharmaceuticals entrepreneur who rose to infamy in 2015 …

Wu-Tang Clan

Martin Shkreli Prison Menu Covers My Heart & Tummy!!!

<b>Martin Shkreli</b> has one thing going for him in prison ... a tasty menu!!!<p>The Pharma Bro -- who got his ass thrown back in jail after a judge <b>revoked</b> …

Ohio Firefighter Says He'd Save Dogs Before Black Men

A volunteer firefighter in Ohio has been suspended without pay after posting on Facebook that he would save a dog from a burning building over a …

Pharma Bro getting sent to ‘the worst prison that he’ll ever be in’

Loudmouth “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli talked himself into a much-harsher prison than he was ever likely to face for scamming hedge-fund investors, …

Crime

Martin Shkreli's life in jail: 'He's not a popular person'

It's hard to say what will happen to Martin Shkreli in jail, but one thing's for sure: It won't be fun.<p>Prior to being locked up, the 34-year-old former pharmaceutical executive, had spent an inordinate amount of time online, live streaming his life and chatting with fans as he played with his cat …

Pharma

Martin Shkreli is in jail with terrorism and mob suspects, and no Internet

Inmate No. 87850-053 has no Internet access.<p>That could be the least of the inconveniences ahead for “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, whose online rantings about Hillary Clinton prompted a judge this week to revoke his bail and put him in the Metropolitan Detention Center, a fortress-like federal jail …

Crime

Men, Please Leave Hillary Clinton's Hair Alone

martin-shkreli-hillary-clinton-hair-bounty-sexism-jail<p>Filed under stranger than fiction: Just when people thought that "pharma bro" and noted Trump fan Martin Shkreli was sufficiently tied up in court for securities fraud, the man with the dubious distinction of topping America's most-hated list …

Hillary Clinton