SCOOP: Inmates Claim Martin Shkreli Was Picked Up By the FBI After WSJ Published Article Snitching on Him For Having a Phone
Inmates at the low-security prison in New Jersey where Martin Shkreli is serving his seven year sentence claim that the FBI picked him up following a Wall Street Journal report that snitched on him for having a cellphone.
The sources at Fort Dix prison were not clear if it seemed like he was being questioned or moved — or why the FBI may have been involved.
The report from inmates came on Friday evening after it was revealed that the Bureau of Prisons has opened an investigation into whether or not he was continuing to run his pharmaceutical company, Phoenixus, from prison — as the WSJ claimed in an extremely petty and vengeful article.
“When there are allegations of misconduct, they are thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action is taken if such allegations are proven true,” the bureau said in a statement to The Washington Post. “This allegation is currently under investigation.”
Prisoners who are caught with a phone in the low-security prison usually face a year in prison and/or a fine.
Shkreli was convicted of two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiring to commit securities fraud in 2017.
The infamous figure was dubbed “Pharma Bro” after hiking the price of an outdated drug to try to raise money for new research. The drug was still provided to those whose insurance wouldn’t cover it for free or at a low cost.