"This is my fault".
Shkreli himself said: "I was never motivated by money".
During his sentencing on Friday in Brooklyn federal court, Shkreli, 34, broke into tears and pleaded with the judge for leniency.
But his trademark swagger was gone when he shuffled out of the courtroom in his navy blue prison jumpsuit.
A jury convicted Shkreli in August on charges he ran a Ponzi scheme from 2009 to 2014 and bilked investors out of $11 million.
"[It is about] repeated breaches of trust and repeated lies to his investors". Now, Shkreli has been setenced to 7 years in prison. Shkreli was sobbing when he told the judge that he's "not the same person [he] once was".More news: Unveiling the Depths of Jupiter's Winds
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Asked about his actions, he said: "On the advice of counsel, I invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, and respectfully decline your question".
"This case is not about pharmaceutical pricing or Mr Shkreli's controversial statements or actions, nor his scientific aptitude, " she said. Matsumoto also sentenced him to three years of probation after his release and ordered him to pay an additional $75,000 fine.
"What motivates Martin Shkreli is his own image", Kasulis said. "It could've been a lot worse". Some people, including some AIDS patients, cancer patients and in utero fetuses, are at risk of dying due to toxoplasmosis infection. He was convicted for deceiving investors in two failed hedge funds.
In court filings, prosecutors argued Shkreli's remorse about misleading his investors was not to be believed.
He was convicted a year ago of lying to investors in two failed hedge funds.
Infamous for his impish online behavior, Shkreli had been in jail since his bail was revoked in September 2017, after he made an offer on Twitter of $5,000 to anyone who could grab a strand of hair from Hillary Clinton. "Not once does Shkreli acknowledge that he lied to investors and committed fraud", prosecutors said. Shkreli had not defrauded vulnerable people or spent their money on luxury homes or cars, he said. "He can't just be an average person who fails, like the rest of us.He needs to be mythical; he needs to be larger than life".
Shkreli stoked his notoriety by stonewalling federal lawmakers at a hearing and later tweeting they were "imbeciles".