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Old 03-10-2018, 06:59 PM
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Default Martin Shkreli sentenced to Seven Years ...

... for fraud.

You remember "Pharma Bro" Shkreli, who raised the price of life-saving medication by more than 5,000%? He has been sentenced to seven years for federal fraud charges related to hedge funds.

As plenty of people have pointed out, he was not punished for price gouging poor, desperate people -- even though it's all but certain that some people died because of his actions. What he was punished for is misleading investors -- that is, for taking money from people who were (mostly) rich.

Screw poor people and get away scot-free, even if some of them die as a result of your actions. Screw rich people, and you go to jail.
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