|Uber loudmouth "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli has talked himself into a much-harsher prison than he was ever likely to face for scamming his hedge-fund investors. He would have likely landed in a minimum-security prison camp. At least until his January sentencing, he’s cooling his dopey heels in the notorious Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, a place that looks good only when compared to the “supermax” prison in Florence, Colo|
|“He’s going to be in total shock” said Attorney-in-Charge Deirdre von Dornum of the Federal Defenders of New York’s Eastern District office, who visited a client at the MDC on Wednesday. Race and gangs are two issues, his cockiness and notoriety others. He will be strip searched and if moved into general population instead of isolation could face a very unpleasant ride behind bars.|
|Martin Shkreli is best known as the founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, where he gleefully spiked the price of a life-saving drug 5000 times. He was also accused of repaying creditors by stealing $11 million from Retrophin Inc., another medical company he founded. Prosecutors described it as a Ponzi scheme or robbing one bank to repay another. Facing a prison term of up to 20 years, Shkreli stands out in the annals of American CEOs turned convicts.|
Shkreli made one conventional legal decision: he didn’t take the stand because his many lies could’ve been used against him.