‘Pharma Bro’ arrives at low-security federal prison

Published April 19, 2018, 7:06 PM

by Roel Tibay

By the Associated Press

The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo” program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Shkreli was moved Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo” program on the Fox Business Network, in New York.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Martin Shkreli was moved Tuesday from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix. According to its handbook , there are no bars, towers, or locks on rooms. Inmates must demonstrate a high degree of responsibility, and “the expectations are that each inmate will comply.”

Shkreli, who was dubbed “Pharma Bro” for his loutish behavior, was sentenced last month to seven years in prison for securities fraud. He was also fined $75,000.

The 35-year-old Shkreli was found guilty in August of lying to investors in two failed hedge funds and cheating them out of millions.

 
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