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Written by Barry Kowal   
Dec 19, 2015 at 11:07 AM


  Martin Shkreli,entered public consciousness in September,2015 after he raised the price more than 55-fold for Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to $750. It is the preferred treatment for a parasitic condition known as toxoplasmosis, which can be deadly for unborn babies and patients with compromised immune systems including those with HIV or cancer.His company,?Turing Pharmaceuticals AG?, bought the drug,moved it to a closed distribution system and instantly drove the price into the stratosphere.

   He drew shocked rebukes from Congress,doctors and presidential candidates and brought public attention to the rising prices of older drugs.Donald Trump called Shkreli a ?spoiled brat,? and the BBC dubbed him the ?most hated man in America.? Bernie Sanders,the Democratic presidential candidate,rejected a $2,700 campaign donation from him, directing it to an HIV clinic.A spokesman said the campaign would not keep money ?from this poster boy for drug company greed.?

  Well after being arrested on Thursday, December 17,2015 on fraud charges which he denied he was freed on a $5 million bond.

   He is accused of repeatedly losing money for investors and lying to them about it,illegally taking assets from one of his companies to pay off debtors in another.

    ?Shkreli essentially ran his company like a Ponzi scheme where he used each subsequent company to pay off defrauded investors from the prior company,? Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said at a press conference.

   Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Shkreli at his Midtown Manhattan apartment at about 6:30 a.m. and forced him to walk through a gaggle of photographers outside FBI headquarters.

   No legal action was taken against Shkreli when he priced gouged. But when he tried to defraud rich people then he gets into trouble.

   Don Blankenship both Chairman and CEO of the Massey Energy Company?the sixth largest coal company (by 2008 production) in the United States? from 2000 until his retirement in 2010.A federal grand jury indicted Blankenship on November 13, 2014,for conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards,conspiracy to impede federal mine safety officials,making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as securities fraud.The charges derive from circumstances that led up to the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster which on April 5,2010 killed 29 miners in Raleigh County,West Virginia. He faces up to 31 years in prison if convicted of all charges.In March,2015,the misdemeanor conspiracy charge was streamlined into one of the other charges (felony conspiracy),so that the number of charges has been reduced to three,and the maximum penalty is now 30 years instead of 31.

  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show Blankenship was paid $17.8 million in 2009,the highest in the coal industry.His 2009 pay represents a $6.8 million raise over 2008 and almost double his compensation package in 2007. Blankenship also received a deferred compensation package valued at $27.2 million in 2009.

   If you notice Blankenship is not being charged with anything related to the death of these 29 miners in 2010. He is being charged for defrauding rich people.

   Similar with Bernie Madoff. He went to prison in 2009 not for the peoples who's pensions he robbed but when he started to rob from wealthy people that's when he got into hot water.

  Mark Chapman has spent 35 years in prison for shooting for ?Beatle? John Lennon.Sirhan Sirhan has now spent 47 years in prison for shooting Robert F.Kennedy.Both Chapman and Sirhan are model prisoners who murdered rich people. Most murderers serve only on average eight (8) years in prison.If Chapman and Sirhan Sirhan murdered a poor person they'd be free by now.

  John Hinckley,Jr. has also spent almost 35 years in a mental hospital for an attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981. He has been considered by psychiatrists to be healthy enough to be released. But he still lingers in the hospital. He tried to shoot a rich American president.

  The conclusion is,if you are planning a life of crime in the USA.Then you should steal and kill poor people.Don't mess with rich people.

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