'Hated' Drug Company Head Arrested by FBI
A U.S. businessman once described as the "most hated man in America" was arrested Thursday.
Martin Shkreli was arrested at his New York City apartment, said federal prosecutor Robert Capers.
Shkreli, 32, heads New York-based Turing Pharmaceuticals.
He and his company were criticized earlier this year after raising the price of a drug used by patients with AIDS and forms of cancer. The price of the drug "Daraprim" increased from $13.50 a pill to $700 a pill. The drug is used all over the world, including Africa.
The BBC described him as the "the worst man in America."
After the price increase, American presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rejected a $2,700 donation from Shkreli. The Sanders campaign instead gave the money to an AIDS clinic.
A spokesman for Sanders said the presidential campaign would not keep money "from this poster boy for drug company greed."
After the criticism, Shkreli agreed to reduce the price of the cancer/AIDS drug. But recent reports by Forbes and other news organizations said Shkreli has since changed his mind about lowering the price.
Capers, the federal prosecutor, said Shkreli's arrest Thursday related to his previous work as a hedge fund manager and head of another drug company. It is not related to the controversy over drug pricing, he said.
Shkreli headed the drug firm Retrophin until last year. Capers said that Shkreli used that company to pay off "his own personal debts."
Shkreli owed the money to clients of MSMB, a hedge fund he ran, Capers said.
Capers said Shkreli tried to make the payments seem legitimate. He did so by listing them as payments for consulting work.
But Capers said no consulting work had been done. Also arrested Thursday was one of Shkreli's attorneys, Capers said.
Retrophin filed a lawsuit against Shkreli earlier this year. It had removed him as its chief executive in 2014.
In the lawsuit, Retrophin said: "Shkreli used his control over Retrophin to enrich himself, and to pay off claims of MSMB investors, who he had defrauded."
Shkreli has denied the charges in the Retrophin lawsuit. Neither he nor his attorneys have commented about his arrest.
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1.After the criticism, Shkreli agreed to reduce the price of the cancer/AIDS drug. But recent reports by Forbes and other news organizations said Shkreli has since changed his mind about lowering the price.
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2.Capers, the federal prosecutor, said Shkreli's arrest Thursday related to his previous work as a hedge fund manager and head of another drug company.
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联邦调查官Robert Capers称在Martin Shkreli纽约的公寓里将其逮捕 。
32岁的Martin Shkreli是图灵制药公司的创始人 。
而就在年初，他因涉嫌抬高一种专门用来治疗艾滋病与癌症的药物价格而被起诉 。这种名叫乙胺嘧啶药物由原来每片13.50美元飞涨至每片700美元 。这类药物在全世界广泛应用，包括非洲 。
哄抬药价时间发生后，美国总统候选人伯尼.桑德斯曾拒绝了Shkreli捐赠的2700美元 。伯尼.桑德斯将这些钱转捐给了一家艾滋病疗养中心 。
检察官Capers表示，逮捕Shkreli是因为他之前曾担任对冲基金以及另外一家制药公司的负责人 。而并非因之前恣意抬高药物价格的行为 。
去年，Shkreli还在担任Retrophin公司的负责人 。Capers称Shkreli利用这家公司填补个人资产的亏空 。
但是他却从未有过任何咨询事宜 。与Shkreli一起被捕的还有他的辩护律师 。
Retrophin公司年初曾对Shkreli提起诉讼 。此外，还罢免了其董事长职位 。
Shkreli否认了这一指控，但他与辩护律师对被捕一事并未作出任何回应 。 。