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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/[deleted] Jan 14 '22

I’m confused - why does he get in trouble but other pharma companies don’t?

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u/Say_no_to_doritos Jan 14 '22

He fucked hedge funds

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u/Han_Slowlo Jan 14 '22

Not even that he fucked hedge funds. Just that he fucked them publicly. Everyone fucks everyone in business. The only thing they care about is their image to investors.

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u/[deleted] Jan 14 '22

So it bc rich people aren’t allowed to get fucked over like us poors

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u/persondude27 Jan 14 '22

Yes. Take a look at the Elizabeth Holmes trial.

Defrauding investors? Guilty on four counts.

Three felony counts of defrauding patients? Conspiracy to defraud patients? Not guilty.

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u/shadowveeeeeeerse Jan 15 '22

Ok but wouldn't that be decided by a jury of poors? Why would they do that?

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u/PaulGeorge4th Jan 15 '22

It's because he gave the middle finger to wealthy people.