All Things Considered, Martin Shkreli Would Have Preferred Not To Be Arrested

"I did nothing wrong."
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Not cool, dudes.

Not long ago, Martin Shkreli had just as many jobs as Jack Dorsey. Now, he’s unemployed, unless you count his freelance artistry. This gives him some time to hang out in his lawyer’s office and complain how very unfair it is that, instead of offering him a chance to get his side of the story into his fraud indictment, prosecutors decided to make their best case, instead.

These are allegations and charges that could easily have been explained if they asked for our side of the story; they didn’t do that. This whole thing looks extremely rushed and unprepared….

In retrospect again to be arrested over something that I don’t think I should have been arrested over—I did nothing wrong—because of a social experiment and teasing people over the internet, that seems like a real injustice.

Which is not to say that Martin doesn’t have the odd regret, that he wouldn’t have done a few things a little differently, that he maybe even made something that borderline qualifies as a mistake. For instance:

I would still have raised the price [of Deraprim]. I still would have defended the reason but I would have been much more patient in explaining why I did and helping show people that it helps these sick patients…to say that if it’s an evil, it’s a necessary evil.

Enough with the regrets though. For now, he’s looking forward to vindication and being the first person to hear that Wu-Tang Clan album he bought.

I’ve heard it’s been hacked? I don’t think that’s true but it’s possible. At the end of the day I’m not focused on the Wu-Tang album. I’m focused on the business.

I will be victorious in this, so I’m looking forward to that.

After Arrest, Martin Shkreli Speaks Out [WSJ MoneyBeat blog]
Martin Shkreli Is Removed as C.E.O. From Another Company, KaloBios [NYT]

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