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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/girafa Jan 14 '22

This was how a lot of robbers would work. Jewel thieves/etc- they knew they'd get caught so the operation was to rob/steal, bury the loot, go to jail for 5 years, then come out and dig up their money.

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u/pm_me_actsofkindness Jan 15 '22

The Silkroad guys did this for sure. Right around when their sentences were ending a lot of BTC in old wallets moved around lol.

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u/JayCroghan Jan 15 '22

Didn’t one of them get life?

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u/snakefinn Jan 15 '22

I think you are correct unfortunately. The US government used a widenet and seized (stole) a ton of Bitcoin.

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u/JayCroghan Jan 15 '22

I dunno about the Bitcoin stealing but the guy who’s in prison isn’t going to be using any buried stash anytime soon.

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u/chrisdab Jan 15 '22

2 years later

Commissary now accepts bitcoin

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u/Tenn_Tux Jan 15 '22

I wouldn't say "unfortunately". He got life for trying to hire hitmen to murder people. That's pretty fucked up

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u/drizzyDrake351 Jan 15 '22

Who knows if that’s even true. The Feds set up people all the time.