Source - Infamous “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli claims to be working on a cure for the coronavirus — and he wants to be sprung from prison so he can conduct his research.
In an 11-page scientific paper posted online, the convicted fraudster touted himself as “one of the few executives experienced in ALL aspects of drug development” and denigrated other efforts to come up with treatments for the deadly virus.
“The industry response to COVID-19 is inadequate,” wrote Shkreli, 37. “All biopharmaceutical companies should be responding with all resources to combat this health emergency.”
Shkreli, who gained notoriety for jacking up the price of the AIDS drug Daraprim nearly 5,000 percent in 2015, is serving a seven-year sentence for scamming investors in hedge funds he ran.
You hear that, people? Martin Shkreli, the human dildo who raised the price of AIDS drugs 5000% then scammed his investors out of millions of dollars is here to save the world from coronavirus. He alone can do what the tens of thousands of government funded scientist and private healthcare professionals from around the world cannot. All we have to do is let him out of prison for three months and this whole nightmare will be over.
Here's what he wants:
“I am asking for a brief furlough (3 months) to assist in research work on COVID-19,” he wrote. “Being released to the post-COVID world is no solace to even the incarcerated.”
Shkreli — who’s the lead author of the paper and is identified in a footnote as a “citizen scientist” — also noted that he hadn’t “been paid for any work on this matter or any other matter while incarcerated.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I have not been paid for any work on this matter or any other matter while incarcerated,” he wrote. “I do not expect to profit in any way, shape or form from coronavirus-related treatments.”
One of the paper’s co-authors — Kevin Mulleady, who Brooklyn federal prosecutors called an un-indicted co-conspirator in Shkreli’s fraud case — is linked to Prospero in a footnote. Two other co-authors, Maureen Lohry and James Rondina, wrote letters seeking leniency for Shkreli following his 2017 conviction.
Shkreli has yet to formally request a furlough, but his defense lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said he would submit papers “shortly” to both the Bureau of Prisons and Brooklyn federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, who oversaw his case.
Seems legit. Remember, he's NOT doing this for profit. He's doing it out of goodness of his cold dead heart. So TYFYS Marty but I think we got this one covered. Hang in there, you've only got one more year left on your sentence.